Farewell From Dr. MacDonald


Dear Patients and Friends,

For the past 40 years it has been my pleasure and privilege to serve as your dentist. I consider you all extended family. It has been a blessing to have my wife Mary at my side the entire time. She has always picked up wherever help was needed, (even babysitting!) and has remained behind the scenes handling the business and the books. She has always been an ardent advocate for patient care and of course, my top supporter. My kids, Ryan and Lauren, have grown up in these office walls; Ryan being one of my best referrers of patients, and Lauren, an all-star appointment coordinator, helping the practice to be what it is today. Lauren and her wonderful husband Kyle, have blessed me with the two greatest joys in my life, my grandchildren; Ryder (3 yrs.) and Haven (2yrs.). They are my biggest fans! I am ecstatic to be able to spend more “time in” with them and be more involved and watch them grow up.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the loyalty, confidence, and trust you have shown to me and my family over the years. So, it is with both sadness and joy that I announce my decision to retire from the career I have always so loved.

Over the last several years, I have been searching for just the right individual to continue that care. I knew I wasn’t getting any younger and needed an exit strategy. I have sought to secure another doctor whose training, skills and dental treatment philosophies are closely matched to mine. I also wanted someone who demonstrated the same enthusiasm and heart.

My commitment to maintaining the highest quality and personalized dental care has led me to Dr. Garrett Dennis. My wonderful team will remain to assist in your care. I have all the faith and confidence that Dr. Dennis is the most qualified and caring individual to be my successor.

Dr. Dennis was born and raised in Southwest FL. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with Cum Laude Honors to receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL. He believes education is a life-long journey and continues to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and techniques in dental care to provide the most comprehensive treatment to his patients. Dr Dennis has been practicing general dentistry for over 5 years. His love for people and doing the right thing really separates him from the crowd. Dr. Dennis takes pride in serving his patients and the local community. Which is why he has spent so much time volunteering with the local Salvation Army Dental Clinic as well as Kids in Distress, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and Give Kids a Smile.

Best wishes,

I remain, very truly yours,

Michael R. MacDonald, DDS

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