Dentistry runs in the family for Dr. Tepy Kong. After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Howard University in 2000, she joined her father at his private practice, Seven Corners Dental Care, located in Falls Church, Virginia. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, Dr. Kong, like many small business owners, found herself wondering if her practice would survive.
During the pandemic, Dr. Kong found it difficult to even get in touch with someone at her long-time bank. Having used Sandy Spring Bank personally for a construction to permanent mortgage loan, she decided to see how the bank could help her dental practice obtain a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. Sandy Spring Bank welcomed her small business with open arms, helping her navigate the complex financial crisis.
“Sandy Spring Bank was instrumental in helping my business apply for a PPP loan and keep our doors open. My relationship manager at the bank was not only personable, helpful and patient but incredibly resourceful and knowledgeable.”
For Dr. Kong, the personal service at Sandy Spring Bank is what truly sets the bank apart. Being in the medical field, she knows the importance of establishing rapport and trust with her patients, which is something she feels is equally important with a banking partner. “In my experience, Sandy Spring Bank leaves no one behind and is always there for you when you need them.” Dr. Kong continues, “The bank’s employees go above and beyond, always being accessible and taking the time to actually speak with me in real-time.”
Dr. Kong concludes, “Sandy Spring Bank was the lifeline of my dental practice during the COVID-19 crisis. The bank was with me the whole way, from the PPP application process to the forgiveness stage. Sandy Spring Bank took so much stress and uncertainty off the table for my business, I can’t thank them enough.”
To learn more about our customized support and to connect with a dental practices banker, please provide us with your contact information. A banker will reach out for a conversation within one business day.