Smile Again

Boise, Idaho

Dr. Scott Bobst of Boise Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center has announced the final recipient for his third annual charitable Smile Again program! Chance, 36, of Caldwell, was selected out of over 500 local applicants to receive a free smile makeover. The Smile Again program was offered to residents in the Boise community during a month-long application period where individuals were offered an opportunity to receive a free $50,000 full-arch restoration treatment. Those in the community who suffer from broken, decaying, and missing teeth who do not have the means to afford the extensive procedure were encouraged to apply.

Growing up extremely poor, Chance’s family could not afford dental insurance and never visited the dentist growing up, which caused his teeth to begin breaking and decaying. Now as an adult, he is living with the majority of his teeth either missing or decaying, and only has 4 teeth remaining that are not broken. Chance has always wanted to get his broken and decayed teeth removed, however, the dental needs of his two children came first. Chance has been working as a truck driver for his whole life and is currently trying to start his own trucking company business with his wife in hopes to give his children a better childhood then he had. Chance feels self-conscious about his smile and keeps hitting dead ends with prospective clients due to his decaying and broken teeth. When asked how a new smile would change his life, he responded, “I would use this incredible gift to provide a better life for my family. I am ready to feel comfortable and confident and would love to be given the chance to take photos with my children.”

“The Smile Again program is all about restoring life and happiness back into a deserving individual’s life,” Dr. Scott Bobst of Boise Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center. “We are ecstatic for Chance to be given this life-changing opportunity. His story truly touched us, and we hope this procedure is just the start of an amazing journey for him and his family.”

Boise Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center will be collaborating with restorative partner Dr. Lynn Gurney of Boise Prosthodontics who will assist in the procedure by creating a custom-designed prosthesis for Chance. The prosthesis is supported by dental implants, which oral surgeon Dr. Bobst, will then replace Chance’s missing, broken, and decayed teeth with a new natural full-arch that will look and feel like natural teeth. Boise Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center is also partnering with Precision Dental Lab and Nobel Biocare Dental Implant Company for the procedure.

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