Thank you for your support

At the age when every young adult needs to start thinking about what they want to do, my father nudged me to do something where I could be my own boss. That’s something I am incredibly grateful for, even though being my own boss has its ups and downs (as I think most small businesses in South Africa do), but being able to start, grow and maintain my own business, gives a kind of satisfaction that is difficult to explain. Maybe it’s the slight flexibility of taking an afternoon off to take the girls to their swimming class or maybe it’s the freedom to practice my profession differently than the rest to satisfy my patients and change their lives for the better.

However, this would not have been possible without your support. For that I am eternally grateful, so Thank you.

Thank you for providing me and my family the opportunity to live and work and play in the best region in the Western Cape. The Winelands have been our home forever and we wish to keep it that way. Our family is close by, and our friends are not too far and wide. The community of Somerset West has shown us what it is to be part of something bigger than ourselves, and we can only extend the love we received to the rest of society.

Thank you for making it possible for me and our team to do quality dentistry. As you know, our philosophy of treating patients might differ from the norm. How? We try to keep dentistry simple, safe, and slow. Long-term relationships, word of mouth and quality dental care is how we build trust.

Thank you for greeting me when I run into you at the gym or paddling over to me and starting a chat when we are surfing, or waving as you speed past me on your mountain bike. I have the best patients, and that makes everything else so much easier.

Thank you for supporting the local community by making it possible for me to employ a staff of six. We believe in diversity, female empowerment, and fair remuneration for demanding work. This is only made possible by the support and repeat visits to our practice.

It has been ten years since I started in Somerset West, and I look forward to another 30 years (although by then you might see me more behind the waves than behind a mask). Thank you once again.

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