Honoring Our Veterans

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI

Most of my patients with Spring Lake Dental Group know that I have a military background.  Sadly, I did not retire from the Army when I separated after 14 years of service to my country, but I did develop a strong appreciation for all those who do serve.  The military gave me a great start in life as a young second lieutenant here at Fort Bragg assigned to the 82d Airborne Division. It was a chance to grow up and be mentored by outstanding leaders, both commissioned and non-commissioned. My advanced education within the dental corps after re-entering the military was three years of residency that gave me both philosophy as well as greater skills. My military life gave me the opportunity to see the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  Since my separation from the military, I have been able to take my family to the beaches of Normandy and to appreciate the D-Day invasion from the perspective of the Airborne Museum at St. Mere Eglise. It has been an amazing adventure of a life that has always left me reflecting back on all those who have gone before.

Our practice will be closed on Monday, 12 November 2018 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  I ask my staff to use this day to tour the Airborne and Special Operations Museum or some other activity that may somehow impact their lives or the lives of our veterans and their families.  During the week of November 5th through the 9th, a ‘Missing Man’ table will be set up in our reception room.  

Spring Lake Dental Group has always been a practice who has been willing to accept military and retiree insurance.  We do this because we believe in your service and we want to honor it. Please let your military friends and neighbors know about our commitment.  We live by your referrals and consider helping to take care of your oral health to be our highest calling.