In 1977, a young woman named Mildred Way accepted a dental assisting position for Dr. Ron Berghoff at his home/office on First Avenue in Gloversville. Having dedicated her life to raising her three children, Millie decided it was time to get out of the house and return to work. It wasn’t long before she moved to the position of Office Manager for this small practice and for 22 years she greeted every patient with a smile. In October of 1999, Dr. Berghoff announced to his staff that he had sold his practice to a group of dentist’s from Saratoga Springs. Millie embraced this transition as the home/office was transformed into a modern dental practice. Millie was instrumental in making the transition so successful. Her warm smile and incredible relationship with all the patients provided stability in a time of change. Millie is more than an office manager she is the heart of the office; friend and mother to both staff and patients.
This December, Millie will have been with the practice for a remarkable 35 years. Under her guidance, she has watched the office continue to grow, expanding our services to the community. Millie’s influence is present in every aspect of the office, she is loved by the patients, staff and dentists. Millie has always treated the practice as if it were her own, she has dedicated herself to making sure her patients have received the best possible care. Millie is a true patient advocate.
When Millie’s not at work, you certainly won’t find her sitting still. Millie and her husband, Bob, enjoy kayaking, scuba diving, camping and they always look forward to escaping to their home in Florida. On October 23rd, Millie and her husband celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren, they are the core of her life and everything else revolves around them.
Millie is a special person. Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing her or working with her will sing her praises. Our practice is lucky to have her at our core, hopefully for many more years to come.