Robin, 64, lives in Waterbury and loves to read, paint, and write poetry. A few years ago, she won fourth place in an esteemed poetry contest. Robin lives an active lifestyle, walking every day and going to the gym regularly, but her health was further compromised when she was diagnosed with stage two thyroid cancer last year. Robin also suffers from other health challenges including COPD and emphysema.
As a result of her ongoing health issues, her dental health had deteriorated. Robin only had five remaining teeth and her partial dentures no longer fit properly, causing pain and making eating difficult. Living on a small fixed income prevented her from being able to afford the dental treatment she needed. It seemed like Robin had no way to get help with her teeth.
How DDS Helped
Fortunately, Robin applied to the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and was linked with a generous volunteer. Dr. Joy Lunan fitted Robin for a full upper and lower denture, and donated the full upper and lower dentures fabricated by a lab. Robin was extremely grateful to have her smile back and to be able to eat healthy again. She even shared some of her artwork with Dr. Lunan to show her appreciation.