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VDAF Success Stories

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George D.McDiffett

Colonal Heights, Virginia

Dear Ms. Rollins :

I am pleased to write to say that the services you and the gracious dentists associated with your organization have provided my brother, Doug, are no less than a true miracle in the outlook, appearance and renewed pride my brother feels.

Once the year of waiting went by after his initial application for help in getting comprehensive dental work done, you contacted him and, from there, it was swift, professional, and extremely kind and non-judgmental care that he received from Dr. Poonum Bharal and the entire staff at Baxter Perkinson's dental practice. The offer of free care insinuated to me that it may be inferior care. Not so. This charitable work is QUALITY care of the highest standard - equal to that given to a cash paying patient. It was a mere two weeks from his initial consultation that his extractions of twenty one rotting teeth, fitting for dentures and, finally, placement of them.

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When I was 6 months old I had polio. All the medicine messed my teeth up so badly that they decayed. I used to hide my mouth when I talked. I taught myself to not open my mouth too wide because of my bad teeth. I saw Donated Dental on Facebook and I called. I talked to a wonderful person there. She felt my pain. I'm a pretty woman until I open my mouth. She helped me get my mouth together. My doctor, Dr. Lopez, was wonderful and her assistant Joan was wonderful too. She was so gentle with me. She made me very comfortable. When my daughters saw me with my new smile they cried. I want to thank the Virginia Dental Association Foundation, the Donated Dental Services program and Dr. Lopez very much!

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Joan-Johnson-with-Dr.-Swanson November-2014


Fredericksburg, Virginia

J.J. need assistance with getting the dental services she needed to improve her oral and overall health. In July of 2014 she turned to DDS for help. We were able to match her with a volunteer dentist to complete a treatment plan and a few days before Thanksgiving, J.J.’s dentures were delivered! Truly a wonderful gift for J.J. and the volunteer dentist!

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S. C.

You all have done a great job down at the Donated Dental Services. All the dentist that did work on my mouth did a great job. By looking at my before and after picture you saw how bad my teeth were! I am grateful for all you and the dentists have done for me. Thank you for making my life better.

Thank you

We just finished this nice gentleman's case. I will adopt him as a regular patient into our dental home. His change has been stunning. He seems much more confident and happier with his new smile, and seems very appreciative.

- Dr. S. G.

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