"Dr. Dudley was incredibly helpful throughout the process of finding my first job after residency. Dr. Dudley is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to assessing employment opportunities, ironing out the intricacies of transitioning into a practice and critiquing a contract for the betterment of a new dentist. Dr. Dudley helped me feel more knowledgeable about my employment options and feel confident that I picked the best opportunity for myself."
Dr. Dudley - You have inspired me by setting an example of generosity, enthusiasm, confidence and motivation. Professionally, I have grown a lot because you are always looking for the next level of technique and delivery with emphasis on results. Your positive spirit is always offering guidance and support and that makes the work place a better place to be! All the very best on your new journey!
Dr. Dudley, thank you for your letter and for my reward (wow!!). Your leadership and words of encouragement mean a lot to me and you’re truly an inspiration to me. Your guidance and advice has helped me during difficult times when I needed it the most. Thank you for your support and thanks for cheering me on. You’re one of a kind!
You have inspired me with your limitless amount of energy and drive to push myself out of my comfort zone. Your incredible achievements are awe inspiring, and you truly exemplify the meaning of hard work and innovative thinking! Your empathy and true care for your employees are such an inspiration for me to lead by example.
Dr. Dudley – You have been a good friend and a great example of the effect of hard work and a positive attitude. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have my house. I owe you more than I can repay. Thank you.
Scott - You continue to inspire me with your non-stop energy, enthusiasm, and warmth towards everyone. You treat everyone like they are your best friend and your energy is infectious. I will always remember how you helped me with my angioedema case. I was so stressed (not sleeping, etc) and went to you for advice, and the first thing you offered me (before any clinical advice) was a hug, which I really needed at the time. I will always remember that and be thankful for the support and comfort when I needed it most. You also got me to change gears and focus on the business aspect and metrics of the profession. Moving forward with goals of eventually becoming a practice owner, this perspective change will be very helpful. He showed me that the "patient's best interests" and "the bottom line" are not mutually exclusive and it is possible to strive to meet both.
Dudley - I had some of the basic building blocks when I began working with you 3 years ago, but I’m a different dentist and leader than I was when I started working at Elite. I’m grateful for your friendship, patience and leadership, you have made a big impact on so many of us! THANK YOU.
Scott has inspired me in a number of ways in the short 6-7 years that I have known him, and I’m sure that I could write an essay on this topic! To sum it up, he has inspired me to often evaluate my current situations both professional and personal and to develop a plan and put action steps in that would better me as a doctor, husband and father. Don’t be afraid of change and always focus on the big picture knowing that there will be sacrifices that we all make along the journey.
Dr. Dudley - You have an innovative approach to dentistry inspiring those around you to continually ask, “how can we do this better” instead of sticking to the status quo. You inspire those around you to look for solutions and improvements to drive all team members towards success. Being able to observe that type of leadership in action has helped me to grow as a leader. You also believe in the people around you, and your confidence in me has helped me to take on new challenges and grow professionally. Thank you!
Dr Dudley - You have mentored me as friend, surrogate brother, and a colleague. In working with you for the past 15 years, you have inspired me most through your leadership, enthusiasm, and drive. I sure am going to miss your “Top of the morning soldier!” when I arrive to work and the “Drive home safe” at the close of day:) Thank you for everything Dr Dudley!!!! Best of luck to you and your family.