Dear FishOrtho Family,
2018 has been such an exciting year of growth and milestones, and we’re so grateful to have such an amazing family of team members and patients behind us. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for trusting us with your smiles and those of your friends and family. Your referrals and kind reviews are so appreciated- being a part of making you smile is the best job in the world.
I can’t thank Amanda, Dr. Howle and our Team enough for their dedication to our patients and tireless work in growing our practice. The new year brings a few exciting new beginnings for us, as we will be opening 3 new locations (so tell your friends!). First in Ft. Walton Beach and then in Niceville and Cantonment. And…drumroll…we’re welcoming a new doctor to our team!
Dr. Rezaie will be serving patients at our Navarre and Crestview offices starting in January. Some of you may have met her in our other offices as we’ve been working together the past month. She is a South Florida native and UF graduate, but has worked in Kansas City for the last 3 years. She’s excited to be out of the snow and back to sandy beaches. She’s also a world traveler! Born in Taiwan, she has lived in Brazil, Belgium, Macau, and China and visited many places around the world.
But the best part of this year and the years to come is that our success has given us the opportunity to give back. This year marked the finale of the first year of EmBraces, our anti bullying initiative, with 6 kids receiving free orthodontic treatment and 1 a $2,500 scholarship. Plus, we’re so lucky to be in a position to give treatment to many others who may otherwise be financially unable to have the smile they deserve.
Over the next 5 years we’re committing to give away $1,000,000 in free orthodontic care to children, teens, and adults across the community we love. We’re calling this goal “$1 Million Smiles” and we’re already almost a quarter of the way there! Through $1 Million Smiles we hope to bring smiles to those who may otherwise be unable to afford orthodontic care, a goal that we wouldn’t be able to accomplish if not for the support of our awesome FishOrtho family of patients and team members. We’ll post updates as the year goes along, and you can always keep an eye on our website to see news and events.
I’m so excited for what the new year will bring. Again, THANK YOU!! Cheers to health, success, and smiles in 2019!
Dr. Ben Fishbein