Raynor Dental is committed to serving Dr. Craig McBeth’s patients with the same high level of care he provided for 36 years. His legacy of community service also inspires us. Over the years, he provided dental care to countless underserved people, through Traveling Adult Dental Services, Keene Immigration and Refugee Partnership, Head Start, Cedarcrest Center, and as a volunteer on many boards.
Per Dr. McBeth’s wishes, in lieu of a retirement party we’re making a $1,500 donation to the Karen Henricks Memorial Scholarship Fund at Keene High School, named after a former colleague of Dr. McBeth, and awarded to a graduate attending hygiene school. You can honor Dr. McBeth by donating too—and we’re matching the first $1,500 in contributions, through Monday, November 30, 2020. Just make out a check to “KSD Trustees of the Trust Funds” and place “Karen Henricks” in the memo line. Mail to: Penny Davies, 193 Maple Ave, Keene NH, 03431.
I am writing to share with you that I will be retiring at the end of this year with the sale of my practice to Jay and Stephanie Raynor (Raynor Dental). I plan to work part-time in 2020 for several months. While the sale of the practice has not been finalized, I am asked daily by patients when I plan to retire. My business experience tells me it’s not prudent to announce my retirement before “the ink has dried,” but I have always put my patients before business interests and this last phase of my professional life will be no different.
Many of you know Stephanie, who has worked with me since she graduated from Tufts Dental School where she and Jay were classmates. Jay graduated from Keene High and the University of New Hampshire. They live in Harrisville with their two young children.
Sylvia and I started our professional lives in Keene in 1984. After graduate and dental schools in Philadelphia, we moved to Cleveland where I had a two-year stint in the Public Health Service and Sylvia worked for the Hospital Association. As my commitment neared an end we decided to relocate to New England where we would be closer to skiing, hiking, the mountains and the ocean. After a lengthy search we found the right practice to buy; little did we know it would be the perfect community.
I vividly remember my very first day in the office; many of the 70 patients who came with the practice are still patients today. I am grateful for Sylvia’s support, especially in those early years as my practice grew to the thousands of patients in the practice currently. Sylvia worked at the Cheshire Medical Center, volunteered with many local and a couple of statewide organizations and was home with our children, Ben and Greer.
I could not do what I do on a daily basis without a truly invaluable staff, who are among the best co-workers and colleagues one could have. Jane was the sole employee at the practice when I started and played a vital role helping me chair-side as well as managing the front desk. Mary and Marcia joined us in my first year. They were followed by the dedicated and loyal staff I have today: Patty, Karen, Kate, Julie, Rachel, Wendi and Chrissy.
The most gratifying part of being a dentist has been the relationships I have with you and your family. I will most miss our interactions which have been such a joy to me. I am grateful for the many friendships and for the confidence you have had in me to care for your dental needs. It has truly been a privilege to be your dentist.
Craig F. McBeth, DMD