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New Teeth Through Hero Dentists Changes Jacksonville Woman's Life

6:51 PM, Mar 21, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla --  Gail McMillion didn't grow up in a family where going to the dentist was a possibility.

McMillion was in such pain she could barely eat and dropped several clothing sizes to a small size 2. She got help from First Coast News' Hero Dentists program, part of the Hero Central project.

Dr. Geoffrey Banga, a Jacksonville native, and Harmony Dental Lab in Jacksonville worked to donate a new set of custom teeth for Gail. Banga has taken several patients through Hero Dentists, and Harmony Dental Lab is working with volunteer dentists. 

McMillion has now eaten a steak for the first time in years and said just being able to chew has revolutionized her life.

If you need a dentist, please keep in mind there are financial qualifications. Also, remember that Hero Dentists is strictly a volunteer effort and our dentists try to help as many people as possible, but they can't get to everyone.

For more information you can email: You can also call United Way's 211 and ask for other programs.

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