Many of you have probably noticed that Dr. Zach has been absent from the office for the past several months. Back in April Zach had surgery on his hand to try and help with some chronic pain and discomfort he has been having. After the surgery, some rehab, and some long talks with his surgeon and family Dr. Zach has decided that it is best for him long term to not practice pediatric dentistry on a full time basis. Derek, Zach and Jeff trained together and have been good friends for a long time. This was a very serious decision and we will miss him more than we can possibly express. The exciting news is that he is taking the opportunity to become the Pediatric Dental Residency Director at the University of Nebraska. This means that generations of new pediatric dentists will benefit from the experience and knowledge of a truly remarkable mentor and outstanding pediatric dentist.
Since Zach has been out, Dr. Matt Brady has been helping us out. Matt is currently in the process of opening his own office in Parker. However, he has agreed to stay with us on a part time basis for another year while we iron out finding Zach's replacement. A little bit about Matt:
Dr. Matthew Brady grew up in the small town of Nevada City, CA. From an early age he was been working with children: as a swim instructor, swim coach, middle school teacher and now a pediatric dentist. He is a graduate from California Polytechnic State University with a BS in biochemistry. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, where he received the Dean’s award for his presentation on Child Abuse Awareness and Recognition in the Dental Office. Dr. Brady received his commission in the US Navy and went on to complete an Advance Education in General Dentistry. While serving in Naples, Italy he was chosen by the Navy to train in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Shortly thereafter, he received the status of Diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
We thank you for your continued understanding and confidence. As always we want your children to have the best dental experience possible. Enjoy the rest of your summer - Dr. Jeff