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Completing the Look

Feb 21, 2019 Comments Off on Completing the Look by

A Makeup Artist Gets a Full Smile Makeover. Makeup is a lifelong passion for me. My journey into makeup artistry as a career started at home—my mom and sisters are all glamour girls. I loved watching them do their makeup. Later, during high school, I was a cheerleader and I was always doing everybody’s makeup […]

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A Reason to Smile

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments by

A Musician Sings a New Tune After a Full Arch Reconstruction. For most of my life, I’ve had problems with my teeth. Growing up, I had crooked teeth that were prominent in front (one was longer than the other), and one of my incisors was set back from my other teeth with a noticeable canine. […]

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Not a Moment Too Soon

Nov 15, 2017 No Comments by

A Young Mom Gets a Full Arch Reconstruction. As I was growing up, I always liked my smile. I never thought I had any problems. My teeth were straight except for tooth number 10, which was a little crooked. It looked a little bit like a snaggletooth, but it had personality, so I was fine […]

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All in the Family

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments

A Mother and Daughter Team Up for a Full Arch Reconstruction. Some people say that they inherited their good teeth from their mothers. Like those people, I definitely got my good teeth from my mother. But I can’t say that genetics played a part. My mother, Aida Byrd, is the Ceramic Assistant Supervisor for Arrowhead […]

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Don’t Wait for Someday

Nov 15, 2016 No Comments

After 33 Years, Melissa Gets the Smile of her Dreams. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had dental problems. I grew up in southern Alberta, Canada—where my dad was self-employed—as the fourth of six children. With so many kids at home, my siblings and I rarely had the opportunity to visit a dentist. […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Jul 11, 2016 1 Comment

Early Detection Can Protect Patients. In 2002, Bruce Paltrow, an acclaimed television and film director and producer, died after suffering for years from complications due to oral cancer. He was 58 years old. After Paltrow’s death, Blythe Danner (an accomplished actress and Paltrow’s wife), partnered with the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) to raise awareness for […]

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A Modern-Day Princess

Feb 24, 2016 No Comments

It’s Never Too Late for a New Smile. All my life, I’ve been told that I look the part of a princess. True to form, I’ve been a model and actress pretty much my entire life. My background is in musical theater and I love to perform. I lived in New York City, NY, and […]

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