|Stuart A. Greene|
is very important to me. I have and 4 children, Leanne, Danielle,
Erin and Harrison. They have all finally graduated from High School. After
a 30 year marriage, I was divorced in 1999 and was granted custody of the
three youngest children. For years before that you might have thought I
was "Mr Mom". Leanne enrolled as a Freshman at Southeasten Louisiana University
on a soccer scholarship. Leanne received the first NCAA Division 1 Soccer
Scholarship at Temple High School. She currently works in the office for
me as a Chairside Dental Assistant. Danielle Graduated from the University
of Texas Austin in 2002 with a BA in Sociology completing her college education
in 3 years. She is currently a graduate student at Texas State University
San Marcos. Erin is a Junior Vocal Performance Major at the University
of Texas Austin. Harrision graduated from High School in May 2004. He will
be entering Texas State San Marcos in the Fall Semester 2004 as a Second
Semester Sophomore as a Pre-Dental student. Finally I will have an "empty"
After looking at the Temple Magnet School Web Site which I created, people asked me how I learned to create web sites and that I must have been using computers for a long time. I have also been asked how I became involved with creating web pages. So... here's the story. Actually I had one of the First Dental Computer systems on the market in the early 1980's. We were the first dental office in Temple. We upgraded our office system in 1986.
like I should know a lot about computers. The answer is actually... no.
Neither of my systems were "IBM" type or Apple. We purchased software and
had software support. Although I could look up information I needed and
use the word processor, I knew very little about computers, and other computer
programs. But I was comfortable using computers and having them around.
I purchased my first home computer in October 1995. I had never used a mouse, surfed the internet or used any of the wide variety of programs available today. I did have a great desire to become computer literate so that I could teach computer skills to my children. I quickly became a surfaholic. I purchased an internet account that had unlimited Internet use and I was off to the races. I really had no desire to publish or create web pages of my own. But...
asked to help with the Betune MEGA Elementary Home Page. Bethune
was the first school in the Centroplex with a web page. I created
the Bethune web site with a lot of trial and error, learned to write HTML
in Note Pad and eventually utilized the first Netscape Web Composer. Today
there are many Web Page Creation Programs. I still find I like the Netscape
Composer the best because of it's simplicity. The Bethune site won numerous
awards before it was upgraded and integrated into the Temple Magnet School
At the end of the 1996 School year, the principal at Reagan, Vanny Bolsins, asked about creating a web page. About a month before that Sandy Sanders had an idea, and mentioned to the principals of the other two Temple Magnet Schools that they should join together on a Magnet School Web Page. The idea for Temple Magnet Schools was born. With an invitation to Meridith Magnet School, which was quickly accepted, we were off and running...again.
I studied school sites all over the net as well as top rated Magellan and point top 5% sites to see what was good and what other elementary schools were doing. I quickly decided that most school sites are "boring". The state of the art was graphics, java, and conveying as much information in as few words as possible. The Internet was moving fast and I decided to keep the sites on the cutting edge as best I could.
a web site for the Temple High School Girls Soccer Team. The team was formed
Leanne's Freshman year and she has been a varsity starter all four years.
She has been selected for the All District team all 4 years, and was selected
as the district MVP Defense her senior year as well as the All Region Team.
She received the first NCAA Division 1 Soccer Scholarship given to a Temple
High School Girl.
I really never planned to create a web site for my office. Everyone around me thought that I should.
I decided that what I wanted to do was create an information web site about Dentistry, myself, my family and my office for my patients or anyone else who might want to know about modern dentistry. I want my patients to learn the real story about procedures that they read in magazines and saw on TV at least from my perspective. I decided that the internet really is a "World Wide Web" and that a Web Site would not be effective for me as an effective marketing tool because my patients come mainly from the towns of Temple and Belton Texas.
I must admit that it has been difficult keeping this web site current along with my parental responsibilities. I am by no means an expert on any particular aspect of Dentistry and encourage you to surf the net and look for other information and opinions about dentistry and procedures.
you for reading "my story".