A Georgetown woman will receive a life-changing smile makeover and a second chance at health and happiness. As part of their new Second Chance program, Drs. Mark Baker and Shawn Jepsen of Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists of Idaho will give Hanna, 27, a full-arch restoration treatment to replace her missing, decayed, and broken teeth. The procedure typically costs $50,000 but will be provided to Hannah completely free of charge.
Hannah is a mother of four who began losing her teeth after battling two pregnancies with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that not only took a toll on her dental health but her overall health and well-being. Hannah’s husband is a truck driver who is gone more than 300 days of the year, which makes raising her children alone extremely difficult at times. She loves being a mother and simply wants to be the best mom she can for her children. Hannah often has to hide while brushing her teeth in front of her kids because they get scared of her teeth. Hannah explains that even though she doesn’t feel beautiful herself, she always has her daughter tell herself while she’s brushing her teeth, “I am strong, I am fearless, I am beautiful,” so she doesn’t think she needs to have perfect hair, perfect make-up, or perfect teeth to beautiful.
“When we launched the Second Chance program, we knew that there were many people in our community who needed significant dental care and simply could not afford it. Our main objective was to help fix that issue one smile at a time,” Dr. Mark Baker said. “I feel honored to offer my experience and resources to give back and change Hannah’s life by giving her a smile she deserves.”
Dental Implant Specialists of Idaho will be collaborating with Dr. Kyle Siemen at Sage Dental and Parkway Dental Laboratory Inc. to complete the procedure and give Hannah the smile she deserves.
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