It’s been a while since my last blog post and this one is kind of a sad one. After almost 2 years, Dr. Emily Browner is leaving Dee for Dentist. In case you were wondering, it’s not a break up. If anything, it’s more like a graduation. It was time for Dr. Browner to plant some roots and an opportunity presented itself for her to build a practice of her own closer to home in Summerlin. Honestly, we couldn’t be happier for her and wish her nothing but the best.

Looking back, I can’t believe how fortunate we were to find Dr. Browner. 2 years ago, I was pregnant with our second child and we knew we needed to find someone to fill in for me when I had the baby. We were looking for someone very specific. We needed someone with my same treatment philosophy, someone that was familiar with all the technology we had, someone that the team could adapt to and the patients would trust, and someone that could hold her own in an established practice.

I remember Mike and I were in Columbus, Ohio for some kind of dental training. I was 6 months pregnant and we still had no leads. We were having dinner after a long day in class when Mike’s phone rang. Mike stepped outside for 10 minutes and when he came back he said, “I just took a call from a dentist, and I think she’s the one!”

Turns out Emily had graduated from UNLV Dental School a couple years after me so I immediately knew we had a similar treatment philosophy. She had just moved back to Vegas from a practice in Texas that had similar technology to ours and had no problem working on her own. To top it all off, she was Thai like me!

We met for dinner when Mike & I got back and I instantly knew she was the person we were looking for. Fast forward almost 2 years and I’m proud to say I wasn’t wrong. So much has happened since then and I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Thank you Emily for taking such wonderful care of our patients, thank you for being a friend and colleague, and most importantly thank you for giving me a little more time to spend with the little ones.

Though I won’t be seeing you regularly in the office, I still have the pleasure of serving with you on the UNLV Dental Alumni Board. See you around campus!

Dr. Emily Browner