The future patients of the eight new dental hygiene students are very lucky. Each of these young ladies are very sweet, kind and caring. They helped make the ribbon cutting ceremony at their new building successful and were cheerful, and willing to pitch in and do anything.
We were fortunate that the weather was warm and mild. The Victorian park lights gave the modern building a little old world charm. After the University administration and political dignitaries spoke, the ribbon was cut, the girls began taking guests on tours of the building. Guests were first greeted by a faculty daughter playing the harp. The instrument itself was gorgeous – but with the golden melodies floating above our heads, it seemed heavenly. Tours included the clinic, with high tech dental chairs, instruments and equipment, all ready for the first patient. A graduating dental hygienist played the keyboard, adding to the soothing sounds in the clinic. A large screen monitor displayed a DVD with Loma Linda University history and information about each faculty member and student at this new clinic. I was pleased guests were so delighted with the meal and entertainment.
While I received many remarks about how great the ceremony and party were, the one I cherished the most was from the Site Director. She asked if I was previously a wedding planner. Nope. I’m just creative, organized, and have great follow through. But she’s right, I could plan a GREAT wedding.