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Slideshow: Workers enjoy costume fun in the office
Gainesville Dental Group celebrates Halloween
Jeanelly Correa, a dental assistant, prepares instruments for the next patient at Gainesville Dental Group on Thursday. Employees of Gainesville Dental Group dressed up as Minions to celebrate Halloween. - photo by BY ERIN O. SMITH

Working folks around Gainesville haven’t let the fact that Halloween is on a Saturday keep them from dressing the part a day or two beforehand. Over at Gainesville Dental Group on Thursday, they put on their best Minions costumes. They also held a pumpkin carving contest in which their clients were allowed to vote.

Office manager Tiffany Crowe said it’s a Halloween tradition.

“Our patients enjoy it as much as our staff,” Crowe said. “Sometimes, they’ll come by even when they don’t have an appointment just to see us dressed up.”

Nine-year-old Charlie Ricketts said it was the first time he’d ever had dental work done by a Minion. His dental hygienist, Donna Shewbert, has been taking care of Ricketts since he was 3 years old.