I am sending this letter to all of my patients to inform you of my pending retirement after 42 years of practicing dentistry. What I will miss most is my relationship with all of you. I want to thank you for making my career so fulfilling.
I will be working part-time through August to finish the cases that I have started. I have spent the last year doing a nationwide search to find the right person with the best qualifications to take excellent care of my patients and to be a leader of my dental team. It is important to me that this dentist has superior technical skills, a gentle manner, and is a great communicator. I have found all those qualities in Dr. Negin Nazarian.
Dr. Nazarian was born and raised in Bellevue. After graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, specializing in Physiology, she continued her studies at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, she elected to stay in Minnesota to practice general dentistry for 2 years. She then moved back to Washington State to be closer to a family where she practiced dentistry in Tacoma for another 3 years before joining my practice.
In her spare time, Dr. Nazarian enjoys exploring the lakes and mountains, going on hikes, and biking in the wonderful Pacific Northwest. She also loves trying new restaurants and searching through antique stores. Dr. Nazarian continues to volunteer her time with good causes including Giving Kids A Smile, Union Gospel Mission, Harvest Against Hunger, and Feed My Starving Children. She is also a proud member of the Bellevue Rotary Club.
Dr. Nazarian brings a fresh perspective and holistic approach to comprehensive dental care. She prides herself in partnering with patients to create personalized dental treatment plans for optimum oral health throughout life. Her compassionate and sincere personality provides a comfortable and safe dental experience for patients.
I believe that Dr. Nazarian will provide your dental care with the utmost dignity and respect. Dr. Nazarian and I have been working together with our team since this past May. I have been very happy with our patient’s response to her. My team really enjoys working with Dr. Nazarian, maybe more than with me (my feelings aside)! I plan on moving to Bend, OR. where my wife Robyn and I built a house last year.
Many of you know of my passion for adventures which we both share. Our future pursuits include skiing, kiteboarding, hiking, paddle boarding, and trailering across the country. We will be very busy!
Thank you for a most wonderful career,
David Hagel DDS