Meet Prudence From The Samaritan Inn


Today, I had the chance to meet Prudence, an amazing person from The Samaritan Inn in McKinney.  She was referred to me by her caseworker who mentioned that her dental issues were a barrier to her seeking employment.

Her story was both inspiring and frightening.  Just a few years ago she was able to afford expensive implant dentistry but found herself in a personal struggle that she had no control over.  As a result, she lost everything and became homeless.  It was a scary reminder that homelessness can happen to anyone at anytime – even to the most financially stable person.

Her crowns were fractured and stained and she came to me to restore her smile.  She wanted to feel confident again in her work interviews.  I was determined to make it work that day, so Prudence and I spent 5 hard hours of hand carving her custom smile.

In the end, both her and I were ecstatic with the results.  This was by no means a permanent solution, but at least we can both smile at what we achieved today.


Dr. Anthony Do
Red Oak Family Dentistry

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