My classmate from high school, Dr. Diana Zschaschel, DDS, has started a new non-profit organization for children with special needs. She is using her skills as a dentist to help these kids and ABC News recently did a story on her.
Children with special needs are often turned away by dentists because they don't know how to deal with the child's disability. Or if that child only has insurance provided by the state (Medi-Cal), the dentist turns them away because the payment is significantly lower than their usual pay. This leads parents to neglecting their child's teeth, which of course can lead to other more costly problems.
But Diana is helping kids like Soren (and she's actually looked at Soren's teeth one time!) by starting this organization. She not only sees this kids, she welcomes them. She treats them with the care and understanding they deserve--that everyone deserves.
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And for all these kids, I thank you, Diana!