Retired dentist has plenty to smile about
MAX Trott walked out of Cottesloe Dental for the last time on Friday, ending his 50-year dental career at the Stirling Highway business.
The much-loved dentist graduated from UWA in 1966, joined Cottesloe Dental a year later and was a partner in the business within six months.
Dr Trott has scaled back his hours at the clinic since Christmas and relinquished his partnership in the business, but it has not made retirement any easier.
“It’s bittersweet because no-one wants to admit they’re becoming obsolete, but every phase of life has positives and negatives,” he said.
“There’s a young partner coming in now and that’s good for the business.
“The end result is I’ve had 50 great years here where patients have become friends and friends have become patients.
“We’ve been around for so long and we look after our patients, so they keep coming back.”
Dr Trott has files of cards wishing him well and many longstanding patients dropped in for check-ups in the weeks before he left.
Eight of his patients have been coming to Cottesloe Dental since 1976 and “a couple before I started”.
Dr Trott plans to spend more time with his wife, two daughters and three grandchildren during his newfound spare time, in between swimming at the Bicton Baths.
Max Trott has retired after 50 years at Cottesloe Dental.