Stanley Dentistry held its annual Team Building retreat in sunny Aruba on April 6-9. The purpose of the trip was to reward team members for meeting 2016 service and patient care goals while enhancing camaraderie among coworkers. Dr. Bobbi Stanley said, "During the work day, our primary focus is patient care and there is seldom enough time to enjoy each other's company. Dr. Rob and I believe it is important to make the investment in our team through time spent together outside the office."
Find Your Smile
Outfitted in our signature Find Your Smile t-shirts and our best smiles, this party was hard to miss. We had folks asking us for t-shirts and generally curious about who this happy and energetic group could be! Many people were surprised to learn it was their Cary, NC dentist and team.
Welcome to Aruba!
Upon our evening arrival at the hotel, the team was treated to a celebratory glass of champagne, checked into their rooms and the entire group reassembled for dinner. After a full day of travel, it was an early evening for everyone.
After breakfast, the day got started with Dr. Bobbi and Adrielle braving the waves for an early morning swim. Others enjoyed the beaches and resort pools before heading out on a snorkeling adventure. The excursion anchored at two snorkel sites, including the site of sunken World War II ship the SS Antilla. At the second stop, several team members got up close and personal with an octopus!
Stanley Team getting ready to go on an ATV off-road adventure!
On Saturday, the team treated Drs. Stanley to a 6-hour off-road ATV adventure around the island. It began in Arikok National Park, which occupies almost one-fifth of the island. The tour included a stop at the Fontein Cave where team members observed 1000-year-old Indian drawings and a stalagmite formation in the shape of a buffalo. The group continued to the Conchi natural pool with several people braving the steep hike down to the pool. Dr. Rob even dove into the pool from the cliff above! The tour traveled to the Bushiribana Gold Mill ruins and the Natural Bridge. From there, they traveled to see the California Lighthouse and a small chapel. The in depth tour of the island was truly breathtaking!
Ruins at Bushiribana Gold Mill
This truly was the experience of a lifetime. The setting was awe-inspiring and provided the perfect backdrop to relax, rejuvenate and connect with one another. Dr. Rob commented, "There are so many beneficial outcomes to making time for group connectedness. You get to know your team better and can return to the office refreshed and work even more cohesively."
Conchi natural pool
Stanley Dentistry is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive dental practice located in Cary, NC. The practice focuses on general, cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as braces, Invisalign and treating TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. If you or someone you know is looking for a dental home, Stanley Dentistry is now accepting new patients. Please contact Stanley Dentistry for a complimentary consultation. We are also pleased to offer complimentary second opinions.