|Alumni helps 'Soul Surfer' regain her smile|
Alumni Dr. Pat Turley treated the famous surfer, Bethany Hamilton.
Bethany’s story of survival and return to professional surfing has captured the attention and hearts of people around the world.
A few months after the attack, Dr. Turley remembers seeing a People magazine spread featuring Bethany and her story of survival, and he immediately noticed her teeth.
“I had a knee jerk reaction when I saw the pictures of her crooked teeth and a little light bulb went on. I thought maybe I could help her.”
“I was blessed by Dr. Turley and his offer of braces,” said Bethany. “When I first met him and his family, I immediately felt comfortable in his care. I loved the homey feel of the office—not to mention the surfboard décor! Getting braces not only improved and brightened my smile, it boosted my confidence. Now my smile is my favorite part of me.”