I wanted to share with you Ryan’s progress and impressions your work made on his life. He called me the other day to share with me comments made to him by a dentist he is seeing in San Francisco. I haven’t got the exact wording but what this professional said was a wonderful compliment regarding the results of your joined approach to providing him with not only a complete set of teeth but a masterpiece of reconstructive work. This professional said he would never forget Ryan’s mouth. It was impressive. Ryan proceeded to thank Dale and myself for giving him this gift, my response was that we had a great kid to work with and wanted to provide him with the tools needed to be successful in life. He is doing just that. Ryan will be finishing up his third year of a medical residency at UCSF in Emergency Medicine; he has a wonderful little girlfriend, and is successful interacting with people both socially and professionally. His comment to me was that he accepted what had to be done back when he was a child but never realized how important and complex the expertise was needed to accomplish this goal. Maybe I didn’t completely realize this either, but I did the best I could to find the right professionals and you all were it. So thanks again, I hope positive feedback will be a bright spot in your day, for such a difficult situation our case represented.
He also said to me one of the things he had to learn to do after all was complete, was learn to smile again. Well we are all smiling now. My mothers’ comment, rest her soul, was always, “Good thing you only had one child.” Think, I would have scrubbed floors to provide for two if I had to do it twice.
So, thanks again, wishing you all continued success in dentistry. If you ever find yourself in an emergency room in San Francisco, hopefully not, you might see a familiar face looking back at you. The photo I shared was his residency application photo from 2016. Look at that smile!!!!!!