We lost a good one today. Colene House has just completed a 41-year run as a Registered Dental Hygienist—an ultra ultramarathon in the practice of clinical dental hygiene. We were proud to have her for 23 of those years in our office.
And it wasn’t her choice. Over time, Colene unfortunately developed a carpometacarpal (base of thumb) condition that ultimately became so problematic as to become disabling.
She wasn’t ready. If joint replacement were available for thumbs, Colene would have gladly stood first in line for it and been ready to give another 23 years to her patients and practice. Unfortunately, our technology won’t yet allow it.
To say it’s been difficult for her is an understatement, and it’s hard to lose a hardworking, loyal employee who’s always on time and rarely misses a day of work. She’ll be sorely missed by all of us.
Colene, thank you for giving 41 years to a demanding profession and 23 to our demanding dental practice. You’re the best…everyday.