Dear Patients, Colleagues and Friends,
I want to thank each of you for your support of LeCrone Orthodontics over the past ten years. It was Vance’s dream to build a successful orthodontic practice in this wonderful community, and I am so proud that he accomplished that goal, which is due in large part to your support over the years.
It is with great pleasure that I officially announce I have chosen Dr. Ross Hunter as the orthodontist to continue Vance’s legacy. We hand selected Dr. Hunter from a number of candidates who expressed their interest in our practice. Dr. Hunter shares similar core values of family, community, and integrity that Vance embodied daily in both practice and in life. We have found Dr. Hunter to be kind, friendly and exceedingly sensitive to the needs of those around him, including our patients and team. We feel confident you will find the same to be true.
It has been a very difficult two months, and we are grateful for the peace our family has found in the transition of this practice which has been a blessing to us in so many ways. We wish Dr. Hunter the warm welcome, success, and all the enjoyment this community has to offer. I hope each of you will have the opportunity to meet him soon, if you have not had the chance already.
As many of you know, Dr. Hunter was one of the rotating orthodontists working in the practice since the early weeks of our tragedy. On Friday, October 10th, the LeCrone family and Dr. Hunter finalized the transition and Dr. Hunter became the proud new owner of Hunter Family Orthodontics. My intuition about Dr. Hunter and the person he is was affirmed once again when he decided to honor Vance and his legacy by keeping our hallmark LeCrone Orthodon- tics logo as part of his own logo as he begins his own journey and legacy going forward. The entirety of Vance’s amazing team is standing by Dr. Hunter which is a true testament to the grace Dr. Hunter has shown during this emotional time for us at LeCrone Orthodontics. We are confident Dr. Hunter will provide the same personal touch of care for our patients as Vance did. The responses we’ve received by those who have already been treated by Dr. Hunter have been nothing but stellar.
I trust that this orthodontic practice will continue to be a place of happiness for so many pa- tients, while providing the level of care Vance envisioned. I wanted to see this practice continue to bless another family as it did ours. I know it will bring Dr. Hunter and his family the same joy and fulfillment it brought my family throughout the years. Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and support during this time. Vance would be so proud of the way this commu- nity has lovingly wrapped its arms around me and the children, showing us we are not walking this journey alone. He sure loved his job, but it was the people, like you, he had the privilege of interacting with daily that made it special for him.