Dr. George Krull, with his wife Pam Krull, is ready for retirement. Photo by Phil Custodio
Dr. George Krull, DDS, is retiring after more than 30 years of making sure Clarkston kids have clean, healthy teeth.
“It has been an absolutely terrific experience,” said Krull, who lives in Independence Township with his wife of 44 years, Pam Krull. “The hardest thing about leaving is the friends I have made along the way. A couple has been patients of mine for over 30 years. I was seeing their grandchildren at this point.”
Pam views his retirement with mixed emotion.
“It’s so new, I haven’t thought it through yet,” she said. “I’m happy for him. We’ve come a long way.”
Retirement plans include travel to San Antonio and Denver, and spending more time with their four grandchildren, as well as their four grown children.
“That will make the transition easier, and replace it with something equally as wonderful,” George said. “I may do some type of teaching, to put back into the system what I’ve gotten out of it.”
Staff members, especially Amy Otenbaker and Gerry Mathiak, who have been with the practice for over 30 years, made it a success.
“Without them, this absolutely could not have happened,” George said. “I also want to thank Dr. Charles Munk and Dr. James O’Neill, who were instrumental in bringing me to the community, for their encouragement, guiding me through the pitfalls of setting up the practice. They had my back. They were so generous with their time and commitment throughout my career.”
The Krulls moved to the Clarkston area in 1979, living here for 37 years.
“We’re going to stay right here,” he said. “I’m going to enjoy Clarkston. It’s an absolutely wonderful place to raise a family.”