BLOG: Prosthodontists in the News: Health Heroes Dr. Thomas Taylor and Dr. John Agar Make FREE Dentures for Native Americans in Alaska

BLOG: Prosthodontists in the News: Health Heroes Dr. Thomas Taylor and Dr. John Agar Make FREE Dentures for Native Americans in Alaska
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Every summer, Drs. Thomas Taylor and John Agar, members of the ACP and full-time faculty at University of Connecticut, travel to Alaska to make and repair dentures for Native American tribes. The two prosthodontists ventured out 20 years ago to volunteer for the first time, and have been traveling back with residents each summer since. A lack of prosthodontists in the area creates a high demand for the specialty, leaving residents incredibly grateful for their help.

Dr. Taylor and Dr. Agar’s generous work was recognized in a story by YourCare Everywhere, a medical news publishing website. A quote from the article sums up the experience, “’Dr. Taylor is very modest,” Agar said. “He’s the force behind this and it’s so rewarding. The Native Americans we serve are so stoic and they really appreciate our being here.’” The ACP is proud of the work its members do each day for patients around the world.

Read and share the full story here. Keep up the great work, ACP members!

 

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