A Denham Springs woman who constantly neglected her own medical and dental needs due to being a caretaker for her sick husband was announced as Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery’s Second Chance recipient. Jaqueline, 54, was selected out of over 550 applicants to receive a free smile makeover through the practice’s program. The Second Chance program offered individuals who needed critical dental treatment an opportunity to apply to receive a full-arch restoration treatment, valued at $50,000, completely free of charge. Those in the community who suffer from broken, decaying, and missing teeth who do not have the means to afford the extensive procedure were encouraged to apply.
Jaqueline is a career-driven woman with a bright future in management for Premium Retail. The only thing holding her back from furthering her career has been her dental health. She has been taking care of her husband the past few years, who has battled thyroid cancer and also suffers from Miller Fisher Syndrome. While taking care of her husband, Jaqueline has neglected her own health, which has caused her teeth to break and decay. With only seven healthy teeth remaining, Jaqueline is embarrassed by her smile and is terrified to be seen in public or interact with colleagues in-person. Jaqueline hopes that restoring her smile will give her the confidence to move forward in her career and a chance to improve her health by putting her needs first.
“We are honored to be able to provide Jaqueline with this life-changing procedure and a second chance at health and happiness,” said Dr. Nathan Brown of Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery. “The Second Chance program is much more than providing a patient with a brand-new smile. We hope this life-changing procedure will be a fresh start for Jaqueline and hope this will give her the courage and confidence to further her career.”
Dr. Nathan Brown of Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery is collaborating with Dr. Robert Rooney and Zimmer Biomet to complete the full procedure and give Jaqueline a smile she deserves.
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