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Terry Jensen spent his last day at Neligh Family Dentistry celebrating his retirement with an open house for the community and his staff.
After 40 years of dedication to his practice, Jensen has handed down his legacy to Dr. Tim Brovont. Brovont approached Jensen about his interest in the Neligh community. Even though he was not interested in retiring at that time, Jensen said that he couldn’t pass up the offer of getting a good dentist in town to replace him in the future. Since then, Brovont has been working alongside Jensen and preparing for the transition.
Jensen may be stepping away from his practice, but his hard work to the community will continue on. He explained that his drive for his community originated in dental school.
“We were encouraged in dental school to take an active part in being leader in the community, and not necessarily because we had the talent to do it, but because you need to show that you care for your patients and you care for the town,” he said.
And there is an absolute certainty that Jensen has done just that. From his patients to his staff, there is no doubt that Jensen’s loyalty throughout the years is appreciated. Even though the practice is located in a small location, he has been sure to keep it up to date to provide the best care for his patients.
“Despite being in a small town, we pretty much have digitally everything we need. And for people to think they are going to a bigger town and a more upbeat practice. They can’t. We have it here,” he explained.
The community and Jensen is excited to see what the future holds for Neligh Family Dentistry, and all of the improvements Brovont will make throughout the years. But for Jensen, he is ready to take on his retirement and see what he can make of his free time. He explained that traveling and visiting family is on top of the list.
“I plan to golf a lot, and fish a little. And try to find a way to get away from Rhonda for the rest of the time,” he said laughing.
Jensen plans to still help throughout the community, but it excited to see the new young adults step in and start something new.
“I’d like to thank Neligh and the surrounding communities for always supporting me, our family, and our staff. We have always enjoyed our practice. No regrets.”