Monthly Archives: January 2018

How does one define 16 years? Dr. Capehart to Retire

How does one define 16 years?  Some may identify money, house, cars, or just surviving.  I define 16 years in relationships.  During the last 16 years I’ve met my wife and have 2 amazing children and countless friends.  I’ve also been fortunate to be able to build amazing relationships in Simpsonville with team members and patients, which I consider family.  For the past16 years transforming from 203 North Main Street to 621 Southeast Main Street eventually transformed the home of Capehart Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

As many of you know I have an orthopedic condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital, AMC for short.  Thankfully, it is not a terminal condition (deadly) but it is one that affects my health and quality of life as each day passes practicing clinically day in and day out.  I want to be able to play basketball with my son as he grows up or walk my daughter down the aisle of her wedding.

With this in mind and a very heavy heart, I am announcing my retirement effective January 30, 2018 as being my last day.  This decision was not easy as my family and I have labored and discussed this decision for over a year.  I don’t want to retire or leave something I’ve worked 16 years to create and the wonderful relationships I’ve built, but my health has forced me to make a monumental decision at the crossroads.  This decision was not made lightly and sorry for the suddenness but could not come public until the business was taken care of.  My family and I will be leaving the area and moving where I have accepted a position as a professor to educate eager young minds and the future doctors of tomorrow.

With that being said, I want to introduce to you Dr. John Murphy, DDS, FAGD that has been kind enough to assist during this transition time.  Dr. Murphy will be shadowing me over the next week with and then without me starting January 31st, 2018.  Dr. Murphy is a seasoned and excellent doctor with over 30 years of experience.  He graduated from Ohio State University Dental School and has postdoctoral education at the prestigious LD Pankey Institute and also a fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry.  He is a knowledgeable, caring clinician with a great personality and someone I know will take care of you, my family.  The team of Robin, Jennifer, and Mayra will remain the same so they will also be here to help you like you are accustomed and help make the transition as smooth as possible.  I have no doubt that Dr. Murphy, Jennifer, Robin, and Mayra will take great care of you.  The transition has been a swift one to the team, my family, and myself are still feeling numb but I know you are in great hands and the transition will be a smooth one.

I thank you not only for understanding why I had to make this arduous decision but also for allowing me to take care of you and your family in this wonderful community for 16 years.  I still have family in the area so will be visiting frequently so I hope to see you out and about when we visit Greenville.

I also want to thank my phenomenal team of today, Jennifer, Mayra, and Robin to every team member I’ve had since day 1, June 12, 2002.  Every team member and patient has touched me and filled me with wonderful memories.  Thank you all for making my life the best and from the bottom of my heart, I wish each and everyone of you happiness and nothing but the best in all your endeavors.