Dr.Wolfert and David Masci, both smiling.
other day, I saw plaque that made us all smile. It was a plaque/award from
Donated Dental Services (DDS).
20,000 dental professionals who donate dental services for people with
disabilities or who are elderly or medically at-risk. Smiles by the Toothboss
is one of those providers.
by the Toothboss has donated dental services to several vulnerable and elderly
patients over the years. Those patients have needed everything from a full set
of dentures to major dental work like root canals and crowns. While this dental
treatment doesn’t cure their main affliction, it does make
these patients healthier and makes them feel better about themselves, which can
be even more important when you’re dealing with serious medical issues.
One of those patients we’ve been treating is
David Masci of Lexington, Mass. David is awaiting transplants for both his
pancreas and kidney and undergoes dialysis treatments three times a week, three
to four hours per visit. So while some might consider sitting in a dentist’s
chair for several hours for major dental work to be a nightmare, for David it’s
“It’s a pleasure to be able to smile again,”
care. In fact, since 1985, when DDS launched, 109,843 vulnerable people have
received more than $215 million worth of dental services for seriously
neglected dental diseases. Smiles by the Toothboss is the sole provider of DDS
services on the South Shore.
know is a vulnerable person in need of dental care, please visit DDS’s Dental
Lifeline at http://www.dentallifeline.org or by calling 888.471.6334.