Dear Patients and Friends,
It is with a mixed emotions that I write to you today to inform you of my decision to begin retiring from the practice of dentistry. lt has been my pleasure to have served as your dentist, friend, and colleague for the past forty years. I have enjoyed the relationships that we have developed, and I am humbled and honored by your confidence, loyalty, and trust. My goal has always been to provide the best in caring for your dental health.
Today I am pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Bierdeman will be assuming ownership and management of the practice effective as of July 20, 2020. My decision was based upon my finding the right person to care for my patients; someone who shares the same values in dentistry, with honest options and clear explanations for treatment. Dr. Bierdeman is the right fit for this practice.
Dr. Bierdeman is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Biology. He attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center to obtain his Master in Biomedical Sciences and went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 2019 where he won awards for his Operative Dentistry and his Dental Care for persons with Disabilities.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry, and attends continuing education regularly to bring his patients the best care the profession has to offer. Dr. Bierdeman has been in private practice for the last year in the Jackson area. He and his wife are looking forward to raising their daughter and serving the community in the Hattiesburg area.
I will continue working L-2 days per week to finish my ongoing treatments and to help the transition of the practice to Dr. Bierdeman I hope to be able to say goodbye to many of you. I have been very fortunate to get a degree in engineering, serve my country for 8 years as a navy pilot, and practice dentistry for 43 years. Good is truly good.
To my longtime faithful patients, I leave you in good hands, and I am confident that the excellent treatment that I have always strived to provide, will continue.
Many of you often mentioned that you hoped Ineverretire, and l always appreciated those kind comments. I thank you for those thoughtful words you have always had for me, the referral of your family and friends, and your loyalty over the years which allowed me to have such a lengthy and rewarding professional career.
I know you will find that Dr. Bierdeman also has a commitment to quality care, and I hope that your loyalty will continue to help him grow the practice into the future.
Dr. Jerry Q. Gilder