Meet Our Second Chance Recipient, Bequita Pegram!
Bequita Tells Us About Her Dental Health:
I am diabetic. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, I had periodontal problems and very out of control glucose levels. Once my diabetes was under control, it was too late. I have two teeth remaining on the bottom of my mouth and eight teeth left on the top.
Bequita Tells Us Why Restoring Her Smile Is Important to Her:
Restoring my smile is important because I am about to embark on a new career of teaching, and I will be talking a lot to students and parents. Right now, I am too embarrassed to laugh or smile. I am happy inside and would love to be able to smile and show the world I am happy. I would love to smile at my husband and kiss him without fear or embarrassment of missing teeth.
Bequita Tells Us Why She Thinks She Is a Good Candidate for the Second Chance Program:
Working as a barber and teacher, I will have an opportunity to share my experience with others. I am going to school so I can teach high school biology. I want to be able to give back to younger people and hopefully, help them see that education can be this exciting thing that they love to do and find a passion about. This would give me the freedom to go into the classroom and teach with confidence. And you will be giving me back a piece of me that I miss, my smile.