Friday Dental News Roundup

Welcome back to our Friday Dental News Roundup! This week is all about feel good stories in celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. To start us off, we have a heartfelt article on a 60-year-old mother of three who completed her quest to be a dentist this year. Our second story is about a Detroit man who has dedicated his life to helping others and is finally getting the good deed returned by a local dentist who is fixing his smile pro-bono. Finally, our last article is a special story about treating a patient with dignity, regardless of their past. Enjoy your holiday weekend and we look forward to having more great dental stories for you next week!

Harley-riding mom of three finishes quest to be a dentist
Kathleen Mattison, a 60-year-old mother of three, received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Minnesota on May 15. University of Minnesota officials say that Mattison is the oldest person to receive a doctorate of dental surgery in modern memory.

Local dentist is paying it forward by giving a man a new smile
Watch and read about a Detroit man who has dedicated his life to helping others. After years of good deeds, a kind gesture is finally being returned by a local dentist who is going to fix his smile pro-bono.

Treating with Dignity
Read a heart-warming story on why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Larry Stanleigh accepted a patient who was frequently turned away by other doctors due to his past history with drugs and alcohol. Stanleigh looked beyond his patient’s past and recognized he was trying to create a new lease on life and offered his dental services at no cost.

Do you have patient that has touched your life? Share your personal story with us in the comments section below.

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