It is with great sadness that I must report that my partner and dear friend, Dr. David Ross, passed away on Thursday December 15, 2016.  These are the most difficult words that I have ever had to write, knowing that no words can properly articulate the emotions and grief that we are all experiencing.

I had known David for roughly 4 years, which makes me feel like I was only a brief guest in his incredible journey of life.  However, in these years, David and I grew incredibly close.  I looked to him like a father, like a brother, and truly like one of my dearest friends.

It is beyond impressive how many people’s lives have been touched by David and how much he will be truly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Laurie, to his children Jonathan, Jeremy, and Jennifer, to his grandchildren, and to everyone who knew and loved this wonderful man.

May we all look to each other for strength and love, and remember David for the inspirational spirit he forever possesses.

-Jarred Abel, DDS, MD