Thankful Patients

 

Amanda’s Story

I have been without insurance for 3-years as a result of my divorce and I am unable to afford Obama Care.  How quickly health can degrade in the thrives of depression and crisis such as divorce.  I neglected my health and my teeth.  I felt like a car that had been parked under a sappy tree for years.  My self-esteem, my mental health, even my spirituality seemed affected by this neglect.

When I moved to Central PA with my children, ages 7 and 9, I heard about CVIM from a girlfriend of mine.  She was very enthusiastic, so I thought I would try.

Upon being accepted, I cray each time I come here…tears of JOY!

Every person has shown me compassion.  There has been absolutely no judgement as I shared my vulnerability and a body that has been though divorce, depression, anxiety, pour decision making, and relocation.  Finally, redemption and transformation!!

 

Andrew’s Story

Andrew came to us as a new patient who hadn’t seen a dentist in over 10 years. He was very anxious and eventually explained to us that he had a traumatic experience with a dentist. He was in a lot of pain from a piece of a needle that had been left embedded in his mouth.

After a few visits to talk with him about his dental treatment and do extensive restorative work he began to trust the dental professionals. His appearance allowed him to smile more and gave him the confidence to apply for jobs.

Andrew is very happy and cannot stop thanking the dental volunteers and staff for fixing his teeth, helping him cope with his fears, and giving him the education to move toward a lifetime of good oral health.

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