Letter to My Patients

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To my family of patients,

This is it- the letter you knew would come sooner or later.  With mixed emotions, after practicing dentistry for 39 years, I have decided to announce my retirement.

I began my practice in 1981. Many of you who trusted me with your dental care in those early years are still with me today and many wonderful people have followed. Your continued loyalty is the highest compliment you could ever pay me, and I thank you very much.  It has been my singular honor to be your dentist. In some cases, I have treated three generations of your family. Each of you has become a valued friend.  You have made my professional career extremely rewarding and fun.

I could only arrive at such a decision because I feel so fortunate to have my daughter, Dr. Brittany VanBuskirk, step in and I am confident that she is extremely well skilled in all phases of dentistry and will continue to treat you with the same care and compassion that you are accustomed to.  Dr. Brittany shares the same philosophy and dedication to care for my patients as I have.  For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to meet her, she had worked in the office for several years as an assistant and shadowing while she was in dental school.  She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (my alma mater) in 2017.  She was married shortly after and now has twins, Leam and Sofie! I know she is looking forward to meeting and building strong relationships with all of you and serving the needs of your family and friends for years to come.  I hope that you will show her the same confidence, friendship and loyalty you have shown me.

I would like to express my deep appreciation to my dedicated staff, which have provided me and my patients with attention to detail, individualized service, and represented our office with a sense of pride throughout the years.  My staff will continue to serve you as before with care, consideration and of course a sense of humor. 

I will be working an abbreviated schedule until the end of 2020 and will be fully retired beginning January 2021.  However, I will continue to be available to help in any way I can.

I have enjoyed treating each and every one of you and it is very hard to say goodbye.  Although I will miss my profession and my patients, my wife and I look forward to spending more time traveling and enjoying our family and new grandchildren!


Dr. Kevin Schierlinger