Smile Again

    Smile Again

    Meet Rachael D., Our Third Smile Again Recipient!

    We are excited to announce that Rachael D., 30, of Kennewick has been chosen as our Smile Again recipient! Rachael, a mother of two who suffers from genetic tooth loss, was selected out of 361 local applicants to receive a free smile makeover provided by our practice. Rachael has only six teeth and no dental insurance with which to address her significant dental issues. Because of her genetic condition, mouth infections caused her to lose her teeth at a very young age. Now, at just 30 years old, Rachael can’t eat without excruciating pain and struggles with her self-confidence, always embarrassed to be around people because she feels that she is being judged by her teeth. The team at Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is proud to be able to offer Rachael this life-changing chance for a new smile and a new lease on life. We can’t wait to begin this journey with Rachael so that she can face the world smiling!

    Our oral surgeons have partnered with restorative dentist Dr. Chris Kleist of Midtown Dental who will assist in the procedure by creating the custom-designed prosthesis that will be supported by dental implants to permanently restore Rachael’s missing and decayed teeth. We are also partnering with Microdental Northwest Lab and Nobel Biocare Dental Implant Company to complete Rachael’s treatment. When the procedure is finished, Rachael will have a full set of functional teeth for the first time in her life!

    About the Smile Again Program
    The Smile Again program is designed to help a member of the community regain their smile, oral function, and oral health. Those in the community who suffer from severe oral health issues who can’t afford to correct them were invited to apply for our Smile Again program, after which we performed thorough oral examinations to determine our finalist. Rachael will attend a series of appointments at our practice to receive her new set of custom-designed teeth.

    You can hear more about the program and Rachael’s journey by reviewing the press coverage or exploring our Facebook page where we will provide updates on her progress and procedure. Thank you for your interest in Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Smile Again program!