I first heard about Cooper Family Dental on the Discovery Channel’s Food Network series Dental Kids.
I knew it was the best show on TV.
It was full of people who were like me, but it also had a little bit of comedy too.
I was a huge fan of Bob Hope, of course.
I loved him.
I remember I was sitting in the office at home one day, listening to Bob Hope and seeing a picture of Cooper Family.
Bob Hope was sitting behind me.
I thought, ‘Oh my God, what a coincidence!’
I was like, ‘I think I’ve seen him before!’
And then I was thinking, ‘What are they talking about?
This is like, the Cooper Family!’
I knew I was in for something special, but I was also totally unprepared for what came next.
A year later, Cooper Family was sold to a big company.
I knew that my career was in danger, but that didn’t make me a crazy person.
I still loved my job.
I worked for a long time, I was very proud of my profession.
I went back to the dentist, but my job was now over, so I started my own dental practice.
Cooper Family dental practice was one of the first dentists I ever worked for.
It was so new, and they had never done dentistry before.
So I worked at it for seven years and it was just amazing.
The first thing I learned about my practice was the importance of proper nutrition.
I took care of all the kids and then I started putting a lot of emphasis on good dental hygiene, good nutrition and getting all the teeth filled and everything.
And then, I also noticed that my practice got a lot more traffic.
I think the only thing that was really hard was my attitude.
I didn’t care what anyone thought.
I just wanted to do the best job I could for the kids.
The second thing I really liked about Cooper was the family atmosphere.
I always felt like I was part of this family, and I felt like it was a great place to be.
When I got to work with Cooper Family, I saw how much they cared about their patients.
They knew they were in good hands, and we had to make sure that they were treated with respect and dignity.
In my career, I’ve had a lot things happen to me that were very traumatic.
It happened when I was younger, but then I got older, and my friends started telling me, ‘You should’ve seen me.
This was my dad, this was my mom.
I never really wanted to be like that.’
I got hurt a lot.
I got in trouble a lot, and that hurt a little more.
And I had a few bad experiences.
But in my whole career, when I’ve hurt or when I have hurt my family, I have never felt like that was something that I should be ashamed of.
I’ve never felt that way about my parents.
I have always been kind of a nice person.
And now I think it was something I could do something about.