Dentists and their staff are true heroes of teeth and gums. They are able to put people on the right path toward good dental health and can also remedy issues that may have occurred in those who may not have maintained the best oral care practices.
Some dentists are able to take their hero status and apply it to other facets of their lives where they can continue to impact others, but in a different way. “Carpenter, owner of Carpenter Dental in Rapid City, is president of the board of directors of the Cornerstone Rescue Mission, 30 Main St.When the funding for the mission’s veterans program was cut and a number of donors died or moved out of state, Carpenter came up with a creative, but uncomfortable, way to raise money: He vowed to eat only rice and beans until donors gave $10,000 through GoFundMe.As of Friday afternoon, 12 days into his meager-meal campaign, the amount had reached $8,957. To hasten the end of his no-fun diet, visit gofundme.com/377kbeng.”
It’s always nice to know that there are people who are going above and beyond for others. Not all heroes wear capes, some wear medical scrubs and are able to fix peoples teeth all day and continue to help others throughout the rest of the day.