Smiles are infectious. Each time you receive one, you want to give one back, even if it’s just you smiling at yourself in the mirror! But sometimes your smile is just a reminder of the teeth you want help with. For some of us dental care is pushed to the bottom of the priority list, due to the expense.
Team Dental, a group of dental professionals with clinics throughout the Bay of Plenty region and in Whangarei and Christchurch, offer dental care at affordable prices and short lead-in times as well as emergency dental work.
They recently paid-it-forward $315 worth of dental work as part of the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Ships’ dental outreach programme, to help a woman who couldn’t afford much-needed dental care otherwise.
YWAM Ships travel the seas, bringing free dental and medical care to people in remote and isolated areas. New Zealanders are also part of the growing number of recipients of YWAM Ships’ care.
Jewel, who organises the dental clinics aboard the YWAM Ships, said she had a huge list of people that needed dental work done and had this to say about the recipient of Team Dental’s generosity:
"She was so happy to get it done. Has been waiting two years (about a year on our list, but two since the problems started). Single mum on the benefit, two kids. For WINZ, you have to pay for an initial appointment to get the quote needed to get the benefit ... she couldn't afford that upfront payment."
If this story has reminded you you need a dental check up, why not try Team Dental? You can add to the paying-it-forward as well so that you – and others – can keep on smiling!
Head to Team Dental’s Generosity HUB to see the huge impact they’ve had on the teeth of our locals in need so far.