Dear Valued Patients:
As many of you know, one of our longest-serving Hygienists, Helen Semfield, is originally from Ukraine. A number of you have asked with concern about Helen and the health, safety, and well-being of her family and friends that are still living in Ukraine during the Russian invasion.
Helen’s 80-year-old mother and brother are still in Mariupol waiting to escape Ukraine through a safe passage corridor being organized by Ukraine and Russia. Helen will attempt to fly to Ukraine to be with her mother as soon as this becomes a tenable possibility. Helen and her family are certainly in our thoughts and prayers as this difficult geopolitical situation persists. As of today (March 9, 2022) she does not have updated information regarding her family and friends.
Her eventual trip will also be the start of an entire year off from work for Helen and we hope after this hiatus she will decide to return to perform hygiene work at Procopio Dental Office but that is a decision for the future. We will miss her dearly.
Thank you all for your concerns and support,