Dr. Daniel Martin of Placer Oral & Dental Implant Surgery has announced the final recipient of his first annual Smile Again program. Angel, 40, of Applegate, will receive a life-changing smile makeover. The Smile Again program offered the community a month-long opportunity to submit their applications to the practice and describe their poor oral health and the daily challenges they face, with one recipient chosen to receive a full-arch restoration, resulting in a brand-new smile. This revolutionary procedure, valued at $50,000, will be offered to Angel free of charge.

Angel grew up with limited means in Illinois, where she and her siblings were raised by their single mother. Three years ago, Angel endured a horrific roll-over car crash and lost almost half her teeth during the accident. Since then, more teeth have begun to fall out and deteriorate due to a lack of dental care and insurance. She also felt judged as a drug user, even though she has not done drugs. Since moving to California with her fiance and 14-month old son, she has tried applying for jobs, but the state of her smile has kept her away from taking job interviews. Angel wants a better future for herself and her son and is currently working on completing her degree online; however, without a confident smile, Angel is concerned she will never find a steady paying job.

“We are thrilled to be on this life-changing journey with Angel to improve her health and happiness,” said Dr. Daniel Martin. “Even though Angel is suffering from low self-confidence due to her teeth, she is working hard to create a better life for herself and her son. We are honored to have this opportunity to give her the smile she deserves, and we look forward to watching her self-confidence grow.”

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