Dr. Michael Tischler, who founded Teeth Tomorrow, didn't hesitate in helping one of his patients, Larry "Smiley" Kleiman, after he heard Larry's story when he came in for a consultation. Smiley is a Vietnam veteran who did two separate tours there, had almost no natural teeth when he went to see Dr. Tischler.
“He smiled, he had no teeth,” - Dr. Tischler
When Dr. Tischler heard Smiley's story, he couldn't have been more moved and offered to do the $60,000 surgery for free!
“He worked with dogs in Vietnam. And everything about him was just the kind of person that you wanna help.” - Dr. Tischler
Smiley couldn't be happier, now with a full set of teeth, he has been showing off his smile even more and with no discomfort. He is beyond thankful for the doctor's generosity and said, "Nobody's ever done that for me."
Dr. Tischler said he didn't even think twice about doing it, that he'd love to "pay him back" for his time in the service!
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