Bruce C. McArthur, DDS
6565 West Jewell Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80232
On the way down the road to the clinic this morning I saw a member of the local church coming up to his house. He wanted me to take a picture of him with his house. I think my living room is bigger than his house!
We are apparently still needed because the crowds are still coming. We’ve kept very busy! As I brought one of my last patients back, I was told that she was the 100th patient visit for the day. That’s the most we’ve seen so far.
I had one young man who said he’d had two stainless steel crowns on his front teeth for five years. Could we take them off? I told him we could not be sure what was under those crowns – maybe something I could not fix here and he’d be worse off than before. He was willing to take that risk – so we took them off. Prayer works! His teeth were relatively intact, and with a little work he could smile without the stainless steel grille work for the first time in five years!
Last year we found a small boy with a cleft palate, which we cannot treat here. We set it up so he could have surgery in the city. Today we saw him – he looks great! The massive hole in the roof of his mouth is closed, and he will be able to grow like any little boy. Thanks again to all those whose donations make this sort of story possible!