Water fun: Eberting and staff host pool party to thank patients

With the kids and pool providing the backdrop, orthodontist Jeff Eberting poses with his office team at the pool party he hosted for his customers. Pictured with Jeff are Melissa Sneed, Whitley Simerly, Sarah Varner, Debbie Schreiner, Svetlana Zayets and Krista Masingo.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

With the kids and pool providing the backdrop, orthodontist Jeff Eberting poses with his office team at the pool party he hosted for his customers. Pictured with Jeff are Melissa Sneed, Whitley Simerly, Sarah Varner, Debbie Schreiner, Svetlana Zayets and Krista Masingo.

Dr. Jeff Eberting wanted to see a whole bunch of smiling faces this summer. He wanted to see his patients outside the office in a fun venue.

What better than a pool party?

The Maryville orthodontist wanted to say thank you to his patients, so he rented Springbrook Pool and hosted a hot summer pool party on Wednesday, July 13.

“I think we probably had 150 to 200 patients and their families. They mostly found out if they were current patients. It was patients, their parents, siblings and friends. We opened it up,” he said.

Eberting remembered when he was a resident orthodontist and heard practicing orthodontists talk about all the extra things they tried to do for their patients. “There is a guy in Orlando, who rents out a water park for his patients. I’m not in that league, but for the last decade, I found it interesting that not a lot of practices in general felt that was necessary,” he said.

Eberting said he has been practicing in Blount County 10 years. “I wanted to show appreciation to my patients because they’re the lifeblood of my practice,” he said. “We had music playing and had pizza and soda. We started at 7:30 and went to 10. Everyone had a good time.”

The orthodontist said his staff put a lot of time into the party. “This was really driven by my staff. They were gung-ho to do this, and I give them a lot of credit for the success of this event,” he said.

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