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Dr. Maria Drzycimski Becker will help her dad, Dr. Nick Drzycimski, pull up some digital information and X-ray illustrations or photos on an exam space personal computer in November 2016. Nick Drzycimski is retiring immediately after 42 years.

Tickle your gums.

Hundreds of people who have sat in the dentist chair of Dr. Nick Drzycimski have read that chorus.

The Fort Dodge dentist stresses that nutritious gums are the critical to superior enamel and a wholesome mouth. To maintain your gums nutritious, you will need to meticulously brush them or, as he likes to say, tickle them, if possible with an electrical toothbrush.

Just after 42 years of advising, instructing and from time to time even nagging sufferers to tickle their gums, Drzycimski is nearing retirement.

He ideas to retire just ahead of Labor Day weekend.

His daughter, Dr. Maria Drzycimski Becker, who has practiced along with her father at Rolling Hills Dental Clinic for the earlier 6 decades, will now direct the clinic.

“I just cannot convey to you how pleasurable it is been operating with Maria these previous 6 decades,” Drzycimski explained. “She’s a incredibly very good dentist.”

“I do not imagine I have viewed a dentist with as a great deal empathy for the patients as Maria has,” he added. “She’s nicely-revered and well-appreciated by the patients.’

Drzycimski, 67, explained he strategies to maintain his license to practice dentistry for two a long time so that he can fill in when needed at the clinic. But he additional that he does not foresee executing considerably dentistry.

He commenced his dental follow in 1980. At that time, there have been 20 general dentists in Fort Dodge.

“I was just a child among the all these previous guys,” he explained.

His 1st office was in what was then identified as the Dental Associates Creating at 1622 Very first Ave. N. He was one particular of five dentists functioning there. To begin with, he had just one dentist chair there. His apply grew to 3 chairs.

In 1994, he had the recent Rolling Hills Dental Clinic designed at 2727 N. 15th St. He stated he sketched out what he desired and Allers Associates Architects of Fort Dodge did the specialist design.

The dental clinic sits on land that was the moment the Jolly Big Entertaining Park. Dryzcimski labored in the park’s arcade as a teen.

Drycimski is a indigenous of Fort Dodge who graduated from St. Edmond Superior University in 1973. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Creighton College in Omaha, Nebraska.

Always intrigued in the sciences, he thought of likely into medication prior to determining that dentistry was a much better in good shape for him. He was accepted into Creighton’s dental faculty and attained his dental degree there.

He and his spouse, Pam, a Woodbine native who attained a pharmacy degree at Creighton University, returned to Fort Dodge to get started their occupations.

He attained a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2017. He has also been acknowledged for furnishing dental treatment on a volunteer basis to susceptible individuals by way of Iowa Donated Dental Service.

“I love the profession,” he reported.“I just definitely love restoring someone’s smile.”

And whilst restoring the smile of another person who has a whole lot of dental demands is gratifying, Drzycimski has centered on “really hoping to fireplace individuals up to choose treatment of their teeth.”

And that is why he has consistently explained to individuals to tickle their gums.


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