OOW – September 28-October 4, 2015: Appalachian Orthodontics

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Congratulations to Dr. Elena Black of Appalachian Orthodontics in Lynchburg, VA, for being chosen as SCL’s Orthodontic Provider of the Week! We thank Dr. Black and her entire team for their generosity, dedication, and outstanding service they provide to our SCL program participants!

Dr. Black partnered with SCL in January 2012 while attending the NESO (Northeastern Society of Orthodontics) conference. Since then, she and her team have treated 10 participants donating over $60,000.

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About Dr. Elena Black, DDS:

Dr. Black received her Certificate for Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. Originally from Romania, Dr. Black has studied on 3 continents and brings 14 years of professional dental training to the Lynchburg community. She continues to pursue her research interests, with the support from National Institutes of Health, and teach at the VCU Dental School Philips Institute. Dr. Black believes in staying current on the latest clinical and technological advances and practicing Evidence-Based Dentistry. To her, these are the best ways for a practitioner to provide the best care possible.

While obtaining her Ph.D, Dr. Black met her husband Sam who practices Endodontics in Lynchburg. Together, they have two children, Nicholas and Miriam. They enjoy spending time together, hiking, playing tennis, ice-skating, and traveling.

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"I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."
Shelly P.
"I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."
Joy S.
"My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."
Alan P.
"This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"
Judith W.
"I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"
Alice W.
"Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."
Tiffany L.
"Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."
Alexandria W.
"Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "
Alice W.
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  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Smiles Change Lives. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.


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