Only 12 days left to apply for Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center’s “Second Chance Program”
Houston, TX (October 21, 2015) – There are only 12 days left to apply for Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center’s Second Chance program. Dr. Donald Cohen and Dr. Chris Dauterive, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Dr. Sergio Ortegon, Prosthodontist, are excited to help one person in Greater Houston by giving them a complete smile makeover to restore not only their oral health but to enhance their quality of life.
Much of the community has shown their support on the practice’s social media pages. On Facebook, the response is incredible. On one post alone, 84,105 people were reached, resulting in 693 total shares, 299 likes, and 48 comments. People are sharing their feelings about what the program means to them and are discussing their stories about domestic violence, genetic conditions, job struggles, and extreme self-esteem problems, all resulting in their poor oral health.
“The Houston area has been great to me over the last three-plus decades. I feel blessed to be practicing here, and we want to do something to give back to a person in our community,” said Dr. Cohen. “Giving a smile back to someone so deserving will be such a rewarding experience.”
The Second Chance program, launched October 2, 2015, is accepting applicants over a 30-day period. By using a procedure known as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, the patient will receive a restoration of their entire arches of teeth with dental implants that affix to a custom-made prosthesis which retains a natural look and feel. The aesthetically pleasing implants make daily functions, such as eating, essentially effortless.
Interested applicants can visit Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center’s Second Chance website (http://secondchancehouston.com/) to learn more about the program and submit their online application. The application period is extended to residents in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas and runs from October 2, 2015, through November 1, 2015.
In addition to restoring oral function, a natural smile, and lifted self-esteem, the Second Chance program aims to improve the recipient’s overall quality of life by addressing other specific needs necessary to the patient, such as smoking cessation, physical fitness, and career counseling. Community members interested in becoming a partner in the program are encouraged to contact Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center.
For more information about Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center as well as the Second Chance program, visit http://secondchancehouston.com/.
About Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center:
Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center encompasses the latest surgical amenities with spectacular views of Houston and the Texas Medical Center. With multiple state-of-the-art surgical suites, a recovery suite, digital X-rays, including Cone Beam Computed Tomography, and full instrument sterilization facilities, providing patients with the highest standard of care is second to none. A wide range of services including but not limited to wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, bone grafting, and facial trauma surgery, Houston Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center is able to provide solutions to all complex oral health problems.
About Dr. Donald Cohen:
A Texas native, Dr. Donald Cohen attended the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas and graduated in 1974. His specialty training began as an intern at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX, and was followed by a four-year residency at the University of Texas Dental Health Science Center in Houston. Shortly thereafter, he opened a private practice office in the Texas Medical Center Scurlock Tower in January 1981. Dr. Cohen has been certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support since 1982, Pediatric Advanced Life Support since June 2011, and provides all forms of anesthesia to supplement office-based surgery. He has obtained additional training and has extensive experience in the treatment of oral-facial cancer and jaw reconstruction with bone grafts and implant dentistry such as dental implants.
About Dr. Chris Dauterive:
Dr. Dauterive grew up in Katy, TX, where he attended St. Thomas High School and received his college degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch and then completed his four-year specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Dauterive practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and performs surgeries ranging from wisdom teeth extractions, dental implant placement, corrective jaw surgery, and facial reconstruction. He is certified to perform all levels of anesthesia and currently holds certificates in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He is a staff member with hospital privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital, and an active member in the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society.
About Dr. Sergio Ortegon:
Dr. Ortegon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontists and a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist that graduated from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, in 1998. He practiced for several years as a general dentist before completing one-year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry, three-years of Graduate Prosthodontics, and a Masters in Dental Science at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center. In addition, he did a one-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is currently a part-time faculty member at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. Ortegon is published in peer-reviewed specialty journals and lectures locally and internationally. He currently has a private practice limited to his specialty and subspecialty.