As I celebrate my 53rd year in dentistry, 34 of which have been here in Wilmington, I wish to thank all of you for the privilege of being your dentist. Your trust and confidence in me and my team in providing for your oral heath care has been both professionally and personally rewarding. The relationships that have grown over the years with so many of you have been a big part of my life and are indelibly printed in my heart and soul. After much deliberation and three years of uncertain hesitation, it’s time to transition to the next chapter of my life.
My decision to retire is made much easier knowing that you, my patients, will be left in competent and caring hands. Many of you have already met my son, Dr. James Salling, whose been with the practice now for 15 years and Dr. Bryan Tate, my trusted partner of 23 years. They have been co-owners of the practice for eight years now, and both gentlemen are exceptional dentists who would be honored to continue the caring dentistry that each of you have come to expect.
Dr. Tate, Dr. Jamie and I have also searched far and wide to add a 3rd dentist to the practice, one that we all feel will continue to provide you with the same philosophy of excellent care, and we welcomed Dr. Katlin Jameson in July 2021. I am confident in these three dentists, and they all look forward to being of service to you.
Our wonderful dental team will continue with the same personal and professional relationships we’ve all worked hard to establish.
The only person leaving other than myself is Tammy, my Dental Assistant for 34 years. She has accepted a better offer…. from her family, to be a full-time Grandmother (Mami) to her now four grandchildren. I, (Bop Bop), look forward to spending more time with my family and nine grandchildren.
Amy, our Practice Manager, and Dorothy, my Administrative Assistant, look forward to answering any questions and helping you transition to one of our other dentists.
Again, thank you all for your confidence in me and my team, and for sharing in my journey. I look forward to continuing to see you in the neighborhood and community and wish you all the very best.
William H. Salling, DDS