The Impact of a New Smile | Featured on Netflix Hit ShowJune 17, 2019 by AACD Executive Office
For the first time ever...Netflix has recently rebooted their hit TV show, Queer Eye, with a new Fab Five and for the first time in Queer Eye history, they've incorporated a smile transformation! For those of you who have not yet seen the show, Queer Eye is a series where 5 style experts take over the life of a deserving individual, in this case, 2 individuals in need of lifestyle makeovers where they focus on 5 key lifestyle categories, hence the Fab Five. There's food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown. Together these 5 men make dreams come true and in season 3, episode 3, the Fab Five touched the lives of Jones sisters, Mary and Deborah.
These sisters built a business on slow-cooked barbecue and their secret sauce. Now, these hardworking sisters have finally gotten the break they deserve and, on this journey to discover their best selves Jones sister, Mary, underwent a dental procedure performed by AACD General Member, Holli Careswell, DDS. Dr. Careswell shared with us her experience working on the show with these incredible women and discussed how she typically approaches cases like Mary's in her practice. Holli strongly believes a new smile can and does make a lasting impact on the lives of patients like Mary Jones.
Producers of the show contacted me after deciding that they needed to replace a front tooth for one of their heroes. They were looking for a dentist in the Kansas City area and found me after hearing about my cosmetic dental work. They had never done a dental segment on the show before in any of their seasons, so naturally, they had questions about how it would work on camera and the treatment planning process. I was able to see her in my office once before the shoot to do an exam, get a treatment plan together and address any concerns that she had.
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