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Auf Wiedersehen and Danke Schoen!

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She’s really leaving me this time.  The last time we talked about this, I convinced her to stay, but this time, I think she’s serious.  Serious that is, if selling your house and moving out of town is serious, and I think it is.  Yes, she’s really leaving me this time.

Well, her husband has lived in Wilmington for the last two years, so maybe it is time to go!

Let me explain:  Belinda Region has worked with me for eight years as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She is one of the most competent, thorough hygienists you could ever meet.  She loves her home, her children, her patients, and her coworkers.  But, a couple of years ago, her husband was offered a two-year contract position in Wilmington, and well, this hardworking former Marine from West-by-gosh-Virginia so impressed the higher ups with his mad electrical engineering skills that they made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, and he took a permanent position at the end of the contract.  Cue end credits for Asheville…

I hate to see her go; so much so, that when she told me she would be leaving at the end of last year to concentrate on getting her house ready for sale, I convinced her to stay on part-time…for 7 months.  I’m so glad she did, as she has been able to slowly say goodbye to all of her patients, as well as pass on some of her “institutional memory” to our new hygienists.

Well, to this German-American (she has dual citizenship, and I must say she’s awfully German to be so American, and yes, I know I’m stereotyping, but I mean it all in a good way!)-Jersey Girl (we have several of those here)-soccer mom-and-hygienist extraordinaire, I say Auf Wiedersehen and Danke Schoen!  Thank you, Belinda, for all your hard work and loyalty.  We wish you the best in the next chapter of your life!


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