Utah Surgical Arts is running two charitable programs to help underprivileged members of the community and give back
Provo, UT (November 18, 2015) – Drs. Michael Harris and David Park of Utah Surgical Arts, who have been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Utah County since 1998 and 2002 respectively, are offering two residents in Utah County an opportunity to restore their smiles. Launched on November 18, 2015, and continuing through December 18, 2015, the Share a Smile and Facial Reconstruction programs will run simultaneously.
The doctors look forward to being able to give back to the community through these two separate programs. “We have been blessed by a wonderful community here in Utah County. They are the reason we love doing what we do,” said Dr. Harris. “The opportunity to give back and help our community along with the residents that are a part of it is irreplaceable. We are excited to begin this process.”
The Share a Smile Program:
The recipient of the Share a Smile program will receive a procedure known as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. This surgical procedure virtually restores the patient to normal function but significantly improves facial aesthetics, as well. The treatment will produce a new set of fully functional, natural-looking teeth.
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a solution for patients who are missing teeth, losing teeth, or have been told they need dentures. This procedure will allow the recipient to experience the look, feel, and strength of natural teeth. The recipient’s new teeth are permanently attached to the dental implants. This is considered to be the best treatment possible for those who suffer from multiple missing teeth.
The Facial Reconstruction Program:
Equally important, the recipient of the Facial Reconstruction program will receive corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery. This surgery will help improve the recipient’s chewing ability, speech, respiratory function, and most of all facial appearance.
Orthognathic surgery benefits people who suffer from an improper bite or a misaligned jaw. This condition can occur from a birth defect, growth abnormalities, or even facial trauma. Once the referring orthodontist aligns the final recipient’s teeth to each respective jaw, Drs. Harris and Park will use the latest technology to position the final recipient’s jaw in place by using rigid fixation techniques. The individual’s mouth will not need to be wired closed because of the recent advancements in orthognathic surgery.
Both programs aim to use an integrated approach to enhance each recipient’s overall health, well-being, and quality of life. In addition to the surgery, the goals of the program are to engage members of the community to potentially help them by addressing other needs, such as helping them quit smoking, improving physical fitness, and providing personal and career counseling. Community members interested in contributing their services are encouraged to contact Utah Surgical Arts.
“Many dental implant candidates have experienced some physical or emotional struggle due to their oral health condition and would be deserving of this program,” said Dr. Park. “The Share a Smile program along with the Facial Reconstruction program will allow us to change two peoples’ lives forever,” added Dr. Park. “The decision to pick one recipient to receive each treatment will surely be a difficult one.”
Applications are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, December 18, 2015.
To apply for the Share a Smile program, visit : https://shareasmileprovo.com/.
To apply for the Facial Reconstruction program, visit: https://facialreconstructionprogram.com/.
About Utah Surgical Arts:
Utah Surgical Arts is the only oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in the state of Utah with a certificate of accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. AAAHC accreditation means that the doctors and staff at Utah Surgical Arts participate in ongoing self-evaluation, peer review, and education to continuously improve their care and services. They also commit to a thorough on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are also health care professionals, at least every three years.