As Father’s Day approaches, some of our team members share stories about their dads. Jenni Davis, Dental Assistant in Dubbo, shares her story.
Celebrating dad this Father’s Day
“I got my work ethic from my dad,” says Jenni Davis, Dental Assistant. “My dad is 80 years old and still works to this day with no plans to stop.”
Jenni grew up living in Dubbo and surrounding areas and has worked in dental since she was 17 years old.
“I have really fond memories of growing up on a farm outside Dubbo. My parents encouraged us to enjoy the outdoors. Dad had a number of jobs, mostly as a plumber and builder but for about ten years he turned his hand to sheep farming. We also had a horse stud with about 40 horses for a number of years”, says Jenni who has fond memories of pony club from 4 years old.
“He was always supportive and riding horses was something my family and I all did together.”
“When I grew up, and finished school I went to TAFE and studied, I worked hard and at 17 I got my very first job in Dubbo. I’m in the very same practice today. I have taken time out over the years to raise my own children but it’s wonderful to still be here 40 odd years later. There have been a lot of changes. National Dental Care bought the practice from the former owner and that meant a new budget to study, so they paid for me and three other team members to do our Dental Assistant Certificate III. It’s great to keep learning new things – at any age.
This will be the very first Father’s Day we celebrate with four generations. I became a grandmother in March, and that means my dad has his first great-grandchild. Little Quinn was born eleven weeks premature and she’s now a happy and healthy little baby. We are really grateful to have her.