gifts in action:

Kenny's Story

At the age of 12, Kenny severely damaged his teeth in a bicycle accident. His dental insurance only covered a small portion of his treatment. His mother understood how important his smile is to eat properly, interact with others, and how it greatly influences his self-image, but she struggled to find a dental care provider that could restore his broken smile at a rate she could afford to pay.

Thankfully, she found Augusta Regional Dental Clinic (ARDC) in Fishersville, Virginia. After a consultation, the staff at ARDC determined Kenny would need 12 visits to complete the extensive repairs he needed, including the care of a specialist. As a nonprofit dental clinic ARDC could provide their services at a reduced rate but Kenny's mom was still struggling to pay.

ARDC turned to America's ToothFairy for help. With support from an MGE-funded In the Gap grant, Kenny was able to finish his treatment. At the age of 14, he finally has his smile back and most importantly, he is pain free!

Find out how you can become an In the Gap supporter to help kids like Kenny get their smiles back!

*Patient's name has been changed to protect their privacy. Not all grantees have provided photos.In some cases, stock photos are used to represent a patient’s gender, age and ethnicity if known.

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