Meet Twyla K., Our Smile Again Recipient!
Drs. Koshgerian and Shelton are thrilled to announce the recipient of our Smile Again program — Twyla K., 38, a San Diego single mother who has worked hard to overcome her tragic past. Twyla was selected from nearly 200 local applicants to receive a life-changing smile makeover with a complimentary full-arch restoration procedure. Twyla grew up in foster care and took care of her siblings while living in an abusive and unstable environment. She is missing 10 teeth and hasn’t seen a dentist in over 20 years. She has always put her family’s needs before her own, and despite the many obstacles she has faced in life, Twyla is dedicated to giving back to her community. She is following her dream and building a non-profit organization for cosmetology. When asked how a restored smile would change her life, Twyla responded, “I would like to feel the confidence that I work so hard to build in others. I want women to see what a survivor looks like!” The Smile Again program will give Twyla the smile she deserves so that she can continue to blossom and make a difference for her family and her community. The team at The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego is honored to have the opportunity to help Twyla gain the confidence to achieve her dreams!
Our oral surgeons are partnering with restorative dentist Dr. Alex Matosian, Oxford Dental Lab, and Straumann Dental Implant Company to complete Twyla’s customized treatment. When the procedure is complete, Twyla will have a full set of permanent, natural-looking teeth secured by precision-placed dental implants.
About the Smile Again Program
Our Smile Again program is designed to help a deserving member of the local community regain their smile, oral function, and oral health for the boost in confidence they need to turn their life around in a positive way. Community members who suffer from severe oral health issues and can’t afford to correct them were invited to apply for the Smile Again program, after which we performed thorough oral examinations to determine our finalist. Twyla will attend a series of appointments at our practice to receive her new smile.
You can hear more about the program and Twyla’s journey by reviewing the press coverage or exploring our Facebook page. Thank you for your interest in our Smile Again program!