Friday, June 22, 2012

Nathan Larson, DMD

Well we finally made it...Nathan is officially done with Dental School as of May 31st, 2012.  It's been a  challenging but fun journey for the both of us and, as with most things in life, it's completion comes with bitter sweet feelings.  We are sad to be leaving so many good friends that we've made along the way and all of the amazing family that we both have in the Phoenix area.  We have come to love this place and will have very fond memories here forever.  

Graduation day was wonderful and full of celebration for our hard-working graduate.  We are so proud of him!

Because Nathan commissioned in the Air Force as part of the Health Professions Scholarship Program, he advanced in rank from 2 Lieutenant to Captain on Graduation Day.   Next up is a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at Nellis   Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada.  During the month of July he will attend Commissioned Officer Training in Montgomery, Alabama.  Following our year in Las Vegas we will move to another location for another 3 years to pay back our time to the Air Force.
This is the best shot I could get of Nathan walking in with his class
Receiving his military pin...
All his family that was able to come to the graduation ceremony.  Andrea joined us for lunch afterwards!
Let's be honest, not much has changed.  Even a dentist still does the chipmunk :)

Nathan with his Dean, Dr. Gilpatrick, and his Clinical Care Coordinator, Dr. Gibbons.  Very influential men in his life :)
These were all of the students that worked in his 'Bay' in the clinic.  "Suite D"
Great friends...we're going to miss these guys...(and their families!!!)

And no graduation is complete without some 'High School Musical' style jumping pics...I only managed to snap the before and after shot...but luckily our friend Bri got the awesome shot in the middle!  So glad she got it!



And just like that, our Nathan is now a Doctor of Dental Medicine.  We are so proud of all of his hard work and achievements and we're excited to be moving into this next chapter of our lives!!!

4 comments:

Kristie said...

Yay Nate!!!! See you tonight!!!

Sydney Marné said...

awww yayyyy!!!! I love the Highschool Musical jump shot haha classic. and I really like Nate's hat in that last picture! Congrats Nate!!! I can't wait to find out where you will be stationed after Las Vegas!

kristennw712 said...

love the pics! so proud of our men ;) hope to see yall sometime along time way!!!

The Thelins said...

Dr. Larson! Captain Larson. WOW. So proud of you both (it was a team effort). We love you guys.