Advanced Dental Concepts had one of its biggest years ever in 2019. The dentistry opened a new branch, letting them reach more patients with their high-quality dental care than ever before. To celebrate the work of their team, they hosted a holiday dinner party at the Lighthouse Restaurant.
The celebration is an annual tradition for Advanced Dental Concepts, who have been in the Region since 2004. It gives the team a chance to relax and have conversations about life outside of work. They decided on the Lighthouse as their restaurant of choice about five years ago, and have been back every year since.
“It’s a token of appreciation for what they do,” said Dr. Danny Hayes, DMD, and owner of Advanced Dental Concepts. “It also helps with camaraderie, because our team is more than just employees and employers. They’re more like family.”
That friendly work culture is one of the biggest keys to success according to Kathy Hayes, business coordinator for Advanced Dental Concepts.
“It’s very important. It helps us work together and be a family,” she said. “I just love this party because it’s a chance to talk about friends, family, and things totally unrelated to dentistry. Plus, we can celebrate an exciting, challenging, and rewarding year.”
It was a milestone year thanks to the new branch, which is located in Portage.
“This was our first complete year in Portage so we’ve had a lot of accomplishments,” said Dr. Hayes. “We’ve added some new team members who are all amazing. This Christmas party is really the first time we’ve been able to get everyone together.”
Their expansion meant that their party was bigger than ever, with new hygienists, administrators, and doctor joining the team. Dr. Lauren Hansen, DDS, was thrilled to join Advanced Dental Concepts and take part in their holiday festivities.
“I felt like everyone took me in and just treated me like I’d been here for years,” Hansen said. “I feel like this is my family now. I’m just really happy and grateful to be out here with everyone.”