BENEFITING: MOSAIC COMMUNITY SERVICES INC
For those we serve, especially new clients, it is vitally important to find the resources to stabilize their basic needs, living situation, and medication treatment so they can focus on recovery. Specific examples include emergency housing vouchers, prescription refills, dental care, clothing, and food assistance.
Donna, 70, doesn’t remember a time when her top front teeth were not jagged or rotten. It’s been at least 20 years, she says, unable to identify a reason for the decay. Donna lives in Towson with her cats and explains that she’s been told she has dementia.
But her smile shines when she exclaims that she has finally mastered the art of getting her new dentures in and out fairly quickly. Dr. Bloom, one of the two dentists with whom Mosaic Community Services partnered for the dental program, extracted Donna’s ten top teeth, cleaned and capped her bottom teeth, and provided her with a set of perfect dentures. Her gums hurt when she first started wearing her new dentures, she said, but they fit so well she doesn’t even need polygrip.
Now, she says, she is excited for the next field trip to Golden Corral so she can test the teeth out on hamburgers, potatoes and corn—delicious food she hasn’t been able to really enjoy in at least two decades!
Your gift of $200 provides dental cleaning supports dental care