Changing lives affected by dental flaws


Project Smile, an initiative of a leading dental clinic in the country is impacting lives of many Nigerians, who have  dental flaws that have stigmatised them, writes AMBROSE NNAJI

 

Raymond Orji always wears a grim face. He hardly smiles or laughs even when there is cause for him to do so.

Not that he is a sadist or an unhappy man. Within him, he is always happy and could smile or laugh when alone. But to smile or laugh in the public is something he considers outlandish. This is because he has dental flaws which have become a source of stigmatisation for him.

Realising the precarious situation people with dental flaws find themselves, experts are encouraging those who find it difficult to smile to do so because of its immense benefits. They maintain that smiling engenders some…



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