Doctors Cal Broadbent, left, and Ben Johnson, with India Coleman, after her final treatment in the Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Renton office. COURTESY PHOTO

Doctors Cal Broadbent, left, and Ben Johnson, with India Coleman, after her final treatment in the Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Renton office. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent woman receives final step in smile transformation

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 5:18pm
  • Life

A Kent woman has a new, healthy smile, thanks to a generous gift from local surgeons.

India Coleman, 31, was chosen out of a pool of 400 local applicants to receive the procedure through Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons’ (PNWOMS) Second Chance program. The treatment, which typically costs upwards of $50,000, was free for Coleman.

Second Chance, a community outreach program offered by PNWOMS, provided a deserving member of the community with a full-arch restoration and dental implant procedure to restore broken or missing teeth.

Coleman shared her story of living with a condition called orthogenasis dental imperfecta. Her teeth were in extremely poor condition to where they were either all worn down, broken or missing. Before being selected for the Second Chance program, she was on multiple antibiotics and took pain relievers just to be able to eat food without feeling pain.

She had been living with temporary teeth since her first surgery in 2016. Fully healed, Coleman received the final step in her full-arch restoration treatment on Tuesday, June 5, when surgeons inserted a permanent set of teeth to complete her smile makeover.

For more information, visit pnwoms.com.

More in Life

Kent-area community calendar | Oct. 16

Events, entertainment listings

Avoid e-cigarettes, says CDC, as vaping illness outbreak continues

By MultiCare Health System, for the Reporter E-cigarettes continue to capture headlines… Continue reading

Five artists win latest Kentcreates.com exhibit

Sponsored by Kent Arts Commission

Spotlight Series brings two concerts to Kent in October

Che Apalache Oct. 19; California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio Oct. 26

Third annual We Are History Keepers Kent Workshop set for Saturday

Compelling, even foretelling, fact-supported history needs to be told and explained from… Continue reading

Street of Treats Autumn Festival comes to downtown Kent on Oct. 26

The Kent Downtown Partnership presents the Street of Treats Autumn Festival on… Continue reading

Kent library program listings | October

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

Rainier Youth Choirs’ Consonare Choir prepares to take a bite out of the Big Apple

Rainier Youth Choirs’ advanced mixed ensemble, Consonare, is preparing for a performance… Continue reading

Irish quartet JigJam to perform in Kent

Sept. 27 at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Kent community calendar | Aug. 29

Events, entertainment listings

Jacob Swan, a physician assistant in the Family Medicine department of the MultiCare Kent Clinic, is an avid hiker, mountaineer and volunteer member of Seattle Mountain Rescue. He has climbed many of Washington’s highest peaks. COURTESY PHOTO, MultiCare
Q&A: Safe hiking tips from an expert hiker, family medicine provider

By MultiCare Health System Blessed with thousands of hiking options — from… Continue reading