“There was not a dry eye in the office, on the morning of his completed treatments,” says Sherry Hanks, Office Manager at the Grand Prairie, Texas, Monarch Dental® office.
Sherry is recalling Homer Harris, a patient who recently received complimentary dental treatment from the Grand Prairie office through the Smiles for Everyone Foundation’s Community Smile Project (CSP).
“Mr. Harris was a regular patient who needed extensive dental care, but was unable to afford the treatments,” explains Sherry. “Lead Dentist Dr. Ghayth Adhami and I observed the interaction between him and his daughter in trying to save money. After discussing with Dr. Adhami, we agreed Mr. Harris would be a great person to give back to, as he always gave first to others.
“When his nomination was approved, Mr. Harris cried tears of joy!” continues Sherry. “After his treatments were completed, he was grateful for how he was no longer in pain, how he could chew food and best of all – how he could look in the mirror and confidently smile! Mr. Harris’ sister, who is blind, even said she could feel his smile!”
Adds Sherry, “Our Team members all love what we do, and it warms our heart to help someone in need. This is why we come to work daily with big smiles, ready to deliver Smiles for Everyone®!”