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Bonnie makes sure more than 80,000 people can fill their mouths with nutritious food each month – but her own mouth causes her pain and embarrassment.
Bonnie is the President and CEO of Food Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank. About 15 years ago, she noticed that her tooth enamel had become stained and pitted, and her teeth were crooked. Since then, she refuses to smile for pictures and her teeth are a source of shame. “If affects my self-confidence much more than I would like to give it credit for,” she admits.
The Doctors refer Bonnie to cosmetic dentists Dr. Joe Willardsen and Dr. John Willardsen. They volunteer to do her surgery free of charge!
Bonnie now has a whole new smile. “It makes me feel good just watching her feel good!” says her husband, Rich.
The Doctors have another reason for Bonnie to smile! Save a Lot Groceries is making a donation of $10,000 donation worth of groceries to the Food Share program.
ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork has an important takeaway: if you notice a problem like dental decay, chronic headaches, or malocclusion, don’t put it off! Make an appointment to get it examined right away, before a small problem becomes a big one.