At SCHC we provide whole person care. This past year, we had a patient, "Nita", whose face was swollen from infection. We were able to get her on antibiotics and later remove the infected teeth. She is an older adult with Medicare coverage, a fixed income, and no dental insurance. We do not turn people away for the inability to pay. She could have lost her life had this gone untreated. When we finished the treatment, her smile was restored. She was most excited about being able to return to church again now that her smile was back. There are fewer dental offices as providers retire in the West End. A community with over 62,000 residents has trouble accessing care. We are so grateful to answer the need as a trusted premier oral health provider. Oral health is about restoring dignity, self-esteem, and joy to folks who need our gentle care. We are blessed to be in the Shawnee Community answering the call.