A Bitter-Sweet Goodbye to our Front Office Manager, Danielle

OUR WONDERFUL OFFICE MANAGER, Danielle, will be stepping down so that she can attend school full-time in the fall. While it is hard to imagine our office without her, we couldn’t be more pleased for her new career path. We asked Dani to share a few things before leaving. Here is what she had to say.

Where will you be attending school in the fall and what is your major?

This fall, I will be attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. My major is Nutritional Sciences with an option in Dietetics. After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I also plan to attend graduate school at Oklahoma State.

When did you discover your passion for nutrition?

My passion for nutrition really began about 4 years ago when I made the decision to make a serious lifestyle change. I was always tired and feeling run down. I was eating fast food several times a week and never gave much thought to what I put in my body. I decided to cut sugar completely out of my diet and eat more fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. After about a month, I felt better, had more energy, and lost almost 20 pounds. Through my own personal experience, I learned a great deal about how our bodies process food and what foods were important to maintain optimal health. What I didn’t know, I wanted to learn and be able to share with others.

What have you enjoyed most about working on Dr. White’s team?

I can honestly say this is the best group of professionals I have ever worked with. My fellow team members have become an extension of my family. There have been times where I see my team members more often than my own husband. Dr. White, Liz, Sue, Crystal, Toni, and Lacy have all been like family to me. We talk to each other, turn to one another for support, and truly care about each other. I would do anything for any of them and I know they would do the same for me. I may be leaving the dental office, but I will always have my dental family!

What would you like to say to all of the patients before you go?

To all of our patients, I would like to say thank you for being so wonderful. At the end of the day our job is taking care of you and it has been my pleasure to do so. I am going to miss each and every one of you. Over the years, we have shared stories with one another. I know what sports your kids play and where you went on your last vacation. I have loved watching your kids grow up and witnessing exciting changes in your lives. I will truly miss all of our patients and wish everyone the best in the future!