Drs. Robert Lesneski, Michael Frey, and Christopher Kittle of Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center recognized Timothy, 30, of Beaverton as the lucky recipient of their fourth annual Second Chance program. Timothy was selected out of nearly 700 applicants to receive a free smile makeover—a $50,000 full-arch restoration completely free of charge.
Growing up in a large family, Timothy was one of 11 siblings, and his family could not afford dental insurance. After being in a four-wheeling accident when he was young, his teeth slowly began breaking and falling out. When he was finally able to afford dental insurance, his teeth were already too far gone. Working as a dialysis technician, Timothy is required to work closely with patients every day and is often asked about his teeth, which has taken a huge toll on his self-esteem and confidence. He wants to progress in his career and apply for a higher position; however, his lack of confidence has held him back from applying. The father of three says, “I feel like I give so much of myself to help other people that it would be okay for me to ask for help myself.”
“We are honored every year to give this life-changing procedure to a deserving resident in our community,” Dr. Christopher Kittle said. “Timothy is a hardworking father who will take great strides in his life once he receives the surgery and achieve his goals. We can’t wait to take this journey with him to restore his health and happiness.”
The doctors at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center are collaborating with restorative partner Dr. Ryan Michelson, who will create a custom-made prosthesis that is supported by dental implants. The oral surgeons will replace Timothy’s missing teeth with a permanent set of fully-functioning, natural-looking teeth. Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center is also partnering with Nobel Biocare to complete the procedure and give Timothy the smile he deserves.
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