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Dr. Beye retires; Dr. Mells takes over

FALLBROOK – After 39 years of dental practice in Fallbrook, 42 total, Dr. Nicholas Beye, Jr. has set sail for retirement. He and his wife, Randi, are looking forward to sailing, road trips around the country in the RV, and having more time with each other, family and friends.

A Bon Voyage gathering was held in the office courtyard Aug. 3 to wish Dr. Beye a happy retirement, and to welcome aboard Dr. Robin Mells who is taking over the practice. The event was also the "ribbon-cutting grand opening" ceremony for Dr. Mells as she joins the community and Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. Patients, friends, family and specialists said thank you to Dr. Beye for his years of dedicated service and greeted Dr. Mells.

Dr. Mells attended UC Santa Barbara for her undergraduate degree, followed by dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where she graduated with highest honors. She then went on to complete a hospital-based general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. Since then, she has provided care in her private practice in San Jose and continued dental care for Veterans in the Bay Area.

Dr. Mells commented, "my husband, Trevor and I, along with our two border collies are excited to make Fallbrook our new home." They love the lifestyle Fallbrook offers. Dr. Beye said, "I am comfortable knowing the trust and confidence my patients placed in me will continue with Dr. Mells." Dr. Mells said she is excited to follow in his footsteps.

Dr. Beye is known for his advanced practice care, expertise and compassion. He gained his state of the art skills by applying knowledge gained from continuing education, collaboration in journal study clubs, and attending specialized conferences.

He is one of the rare dentists awarded Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, and Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. His patients expressed how they appreciate and will miss him but are excited for him to enjoy a well-earned retirement. They are grateful he persisted in finding Dr. Mells, a skilled and experienced dentist, before retiring.

Dr. Beye not only served his patients in Fallbrook, but he will also continue to be a pillar in the community. As a member of the Fallbrook Village Rotary club for 38 years, he served in many board capacities. As a Rotarian, he volunteers in countless community projects and fundraisers for groups locally, nationally and internationally.

As a 39-year honored member of the Chamber of Commerce serving on the board of directors in many capacities, including president last year, residents will continue to see him assisting with projects including flag placement downtown on patriotic holidays. Dr. Beye has been and will continue to be vested in Fallbrook. "I love Fallbrook and the people who live here," he remarked.

Dr. Beye's wife, parents (both 93); his children Preston and his wife, Laura; Tiffany and Roxanne; three stepchildren, their spouses, eight grandkids and siblings are all very proud of him and the examples he sets. Everyone looks forward to having more fun with him and following his new adventures.

Submitted by Randi Beye.


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