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Making College More Affordable

Our 2022 Wisdom For Wisdom program helps to offset some of the costs of college by providing free wisdom teeth removal to three students from the communities we serve.

This year our three recipients are Paris from Fresno, Marianna from Kerman, and Ariana from Sanger!

Paris, 18, just graduated from Central East High School and plans to attend Fresno State. In her application, she wrote about how she has seen her parents struggle financially throughout her life, and how she was bullied in school because of it. As a Wisdom For Wisdom recipient, Paris knows that she and her family will be able to continue to save for other expenses, such as braces for her brother.

Marianna, 21, is a student at Fresno State. In 2019, Marianna started to experience jaw pain. She later found out from her dentist that the cause of that pain was her impacted wisdom teeth. However, getting her wisdom teeth removed has been an impossible expense, so she has been in pain for the last 3 years. Thanks to the Wisdom For Wisdom program, Marianna looks forward to finally restoring her oral health.

Ariana, 20, is a student at UC Davis, her dream school. That said, she knows her dream does not come without a cost and has worked hard to save as much money as possible for this part of her educational journey. In her application, Ariana wrote about being the first of her siblings to go to college and how hard it will be affording the tuition and living expenses. As a Wisdom For Wisdom recipient, she will be able to take care of her oral health while also saving more money to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian in the Central Valley.

Drs. Chien, Huh, and Curiel will complete the procedures for each of our Wisdom For Wisdom recipients in our Fresno office this August.

We wish every student the best as they pursue their academic endeavors.

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Follow along with the office visits and procedures for Paris, Marianna, and Ariana on Facebook and Instagram.

Learn more about wisdom teeth removal.

Just the facts…

  • 9 out of 10 people will have at least one wisdom tooth that is impacted.
  • Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infections, damage to other teeth, and cysts.
  • Wisdom teeth got their nickname because they often grow in during the “age of wisdom” usually between the ages of 17 and 25.
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