They had tried a couple of places in Salt Lake and weren't able to find any dentists willing to donate the full cost. I had to give this lady some dignity back.
We can donate money and things as we have to the Red Cross and various organizations, but we saw this as a great opportunity to help one individual. That's what makes dentistry worth doing, is when someone can have a little bit of dignity restored and feel like they can smile again.
We always are watching and if we know of a patient who has needs we're willing to help them out. We're fortunate to live in a community where we have a lot of people who are educated on dental issues and are willing to take care of their teeth. We don't see a lot of these cases.
I imagine she is from a situation where they don't have a lot of great dental care.