Are You Lucky Enough To Work With Your Family? Dr. Woodall Is!
As a parent, it’s a selfish goal to be able to see your children excel in their selected career paths. As a dentist, I am extremely proud that my daughters have strived and achieved their goals as award-winning dental hygienists. It’s not every day that a father gets the opportunity to work with his daughters, but I am blessed that this organically happened to me. If you are unfamiliar, Heather and Haley are my daughters, and they earned their positions as dental hygienists due to their strong work ethic, not because I am their father. It was never my intention to give my daughters a job in this practice just because they were my children. Read on to learn more about how my daughters came to join me in this practice and why you are lucky to have them as your dental hygienists.
Proud Father Moment
My daughters, Heather and Haley, were told that they would have to earn a position in my office with their skills and hard work. I also explained that a position would have to open organically, and I wouldn’t just hire them because they were my children. Heather and Haley both went on in their education to excel in their field and win several awards each. They both also won the Golden Scaler Award, which is the highest clinical award you can receive.
Recently, Haley was honored with the Tennessee Dental Hygiene Association’s Most Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student Award. The president who presented the award to Haley was someone I had given a chance to learn about dentistry and who shadowed me many years ago. The moment felt full circle, as the person I had mentored was now a mentor to my daughter. The president spoke for a few moments about how I had helped change her life. It was a touching and humbling experience.
How Heather and Haley Came To Work at the Practice
As luck would have it, when Heather finished school, one of my hygienists moved away, leaving a spot for her to work in my office. Then, another hygienist left to teach at a university, and Haley was able to secure a position. Now, I have the honor of working alongside not only my daughters but two of the most awarded hygienists in the state of Tennessee.
If you are ready to schedule your next appointment for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, be sure to contact my office, which is located in Knoxville, TN. Perhaps Heather or Haley will be your dental hygienist! We look forward to seeing you soon!