Three Smiles For Teachers Recipients Chosen
At Southern Oral & Facial Surgery, we want every teacher to feel special and have confidence in their smile. This year, three outstanding educators have been selected for our Smiles For Teachers program.
Elizabeth is a second grade teacher at East Hickman Elementary in Lyles. An educator for 22 years, she strives to “make a positive impact on the children in [her] community.” After an unexpected extraction earlier this year, she said that receiving the dental implant “would make my teeth better than they were before the extraction.”
Mary, a music teacher at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, was born missing teeth. She and her husband have been saving money for implants over the years, and with the help of the Smiles For Teachers program, she will be able to have a complete smile for the first time. When applying for the program she wrote, “Teaching is my calling, and I love it when I develop relationships with all my students and they become excited to learn.”
Karley is an assistant principal at Harpeth Middle School in Kingston Springs, who previously taught eighth grade English Language Arts. “I became a teacher because I am passionate about loving children, supporting adults, and being a positive light for those who do not have that in their lives,” she wrote in her application. “I know that this is my purpose at this time!” Karley had been living with two baby teeth for her entire life because there were no adult teeth to take their place. In February, the baby teeth had to be removed.
Drs. Bailey, Lewallen, and Young will work with Elizabeth, Mary, and Karley to help them smile more confidently in their classrooms and beyond.
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