“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” ~Ronald Reagan
The goal of any dentist is to help their patients. Any time a dentist is able to help someone (especially when they go above and beyond to do so), there is a reason to celebrate. So, let’s give a round of applause to these wonderful dental professionals who are making the world a better place – one smile at a time.
1. Pediatric Dentist Gives 4-Year-Old a Complete Smile
Madelynn Gore has ectodermal dysplasia, a genetic disorder that has left her without several of her teeth. Dr. Timothy Wright, a pediatric dentist in North Carolina, provided Madelynn with dentures that fill in the empty spaces. Now, the 4-year-old can smile with confidence. Read the full story on WRAL.com.
2. 858 Needy Patients Receive Free Dental Care
As part of an event called Mission of Mercy, dentists who are members of the Michigan Dental Association treated 858 needy patients for free. Overall, the dentists completed 4,742 produces. It is estimated that the cost of the treatments was about $987 per person. Learn more about this Mission of Mercy event by going to smilemichigan.com.
3. Dentists Make Getting an Oral Cancer Screening Easy with Their Innovative Approach
Getting screened for oral cancer may sound scary, but Virginia dentists have proven that the process is quick and easy. Through their “Where’s the Chair?” campaign, dentists with the Virginia Dental Association have made an effort to encourage people to get screened for oral cancer. They simply take a dental chair to public places such as outdoor malls and street festivals and invite those who pass by to be screened through a process that takes just two minutes. Pretty neat, right? Read the full article on the American Dental Association’s website.
4. “Doggie Dentist” Helps a Puppy Achieve a Better Smile
Most dentists treat human patients, but veterinarian Dr. James Moore is more concerned with the oral health of our beloved pets. When six-month-old puppy Wesley couldn’t close his mouth and stopped eating, Dr. Moore set out to fix the issue by giving the Golden Retriever braces. See pictures of the cheerful puppy with a metal-filled smile in this article by ABC NEWS.
Which one of these stories was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
And, as always, take care of your smile!