SPODAK DENTAL GROUP GIFTS NEW SMILE TO RECOVERING MOTHER IN NEED
When Dr. Craig Spodak was approached by Liz Quirantes of WPEC CBS 12 regarding a mother who needed help with her smile, there was no hesitation. Before long, Ashley Roberts not only had the smile she’s always dreamed of, but she was also given another chance at turning her life around.
“I can’t explain it. I feel… it’s a dream come true,” said Roberts, who reached out to Quirantes for help. Roberts was homeless and addicted to opioids for 10 years, often sleeping in Kelsey Park in Lake Park, Fla., when she reached out to Quirantes for help. After making a few calls, Quirantes was able to get her into a treatment program where she could start to rebuild her life.
Now sober for a year, she realized that her addiction not only cost her her job and her family, but also her smile. So, she reached out to Quirantes again and asked for help with her smile and her ill-fitting dentures. This is when Dr. Craig Spodak of Spodak Dental Group was brought in to help.
After a few appointments with the surgical team, Roberts was given a full mouth restoration with permanent upper and lower dental implants. The entire treatment, totaling $56,000, was donated to Roberts.
“I literally cannot wait to give her that mirror,” Dr. Spodak said just before the final reveal. “It’s the most transformational thing. I can tell you it’s for her, but I know better after 21 years of doing this, this is really for me. The getting is in the giving in this case.”
Since 1976, the Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida’s premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation’s only in-office dental labs.