Once a year, Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM), “provides quality dental services, at no cost, to individuals of all ages who cannot afford and access dental care; eliminating dental pain, promoting oral health, creating smiles, and providing oral health education.” See http://comom.org/. This year, Susan, Jane and I traveled to Canon City on August 14 to see patients, and Jane and I returned on the 15th. Many patients received care who otherwise could not afford it. A worthwhile weekend for those of us who went.
We are so pleased to welcome Susan back to the office. As you will see in her staff bio, she began working with Dr. Albers at a group practice in 1987. She left that practice to help Dr. Albers when he decided to open his own practice and continued working with him until the birth of her daughter. When Michele moved from assisting Dr. Albers to running the front desk, the time was right for Susan to return to the office. Join us in welcoming her back!
Last Friday and Saturday, Jane, Michelle and I loaded up supplies and equipment and drove north to Henderson, CO (by Brighton) for the annual COMOM dental clinic.
From the COMOM site: The COMOM mission is to provide quality dental services, at no cost, to individuals of all ages who cannot afford and access dental care; eliminating dental pain, promoting oral health, creating smiles, and providing oral health education.
Hundreds of dentists, assistants, hygienists, specialists, and lab personnel provided dental care to deserving Coloradans. A worthy cause and a rewarding time for us.
Although we were sad to say good-bye to Kate, we are very happy to welcome hygienist Jane to the practice. As you will see in her staff profile, Jane and Dr. Albers have known each other professionally since the late 1980’s, when they both worked for a large practice in Colorado Springs. Jane has filled in periodically at the office, and now it’s official – she’s a permanent part of the staff. We are lucky to have someone of Jane’s skills and experience working with our patients.
It was with sadness that we said good-bye to one or our hygienists, Kate, who had been with our practice since 1999. Some of you may know that in addition to working with our office, Kate was a licensed clinical social worker and maintained a private practice four days a week as a therapist. Recently, Kate was offered an opportunity to work full time with the Army to help soldiers who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues. While we will miss Kate, we know that this is important work and wish her well in her newest endeavor.