Like any good adventure, though, there are mishaps. The dentistry was actually the easiest part. There were challenges with owning the practice that forced me to rethink my course of action and contemplate the leap of faith I took to go out on my own. I kept on asking myself, “Am I strong enough?” “Is it worth it? And at what cost?” The answers were vague, but I persevered on one tiny little step at a time…I learned how to run my practice…and I got better as a dentist, owner, wife…and eventually the role as “mommy.” In 2009, Dr. Shana Atassi joined our team and became a partner. As a team of two, we got better together. Our team grew, our families grew, and our space grew when we moved to Bluffstone Cove. At the end of 2012, we were fortunate to have Dr. Jessica Heggen join our team as an associate.