Making College More Affordable
We’re making college more affordable for three local students.
Our Wisdom For Wisdom program seeks to help students in high school and college offset some of the costs of their education by providing them with wisdom teeth removal procedures completed at one of our offices in Silverdale, Poulsbo, or Port Orchard.
This year our recipients are Gabriel, Grace, and Megan.
Gabriel, 17, from Tacoma, will graduate from Lincoln High School before attending Pacific Lutheran University. He will be a first generation college student and, even with scholarships, he and his family know they will have a difficult time paying for tuition and other educational costs.
Grace, 19, from Gig Harbor, is a student at The University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has aged out of the Washington state dental program and now needs to have her wisdom teeth removed as she experiences discomfort as they grow in. With her mother already working three jobs to help support her and her family, she hoped to be a Wisdom For Wisdom recipient so that her family could put those funds to her education and other family expenses.
Megan, 19, from Poulsbo, will be starting at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida, this fall to become a nurse. She is one of four children and will be paying her own way through college, while her parents also provide some support in other ways. Her wisdom teeth have just started to grow in and she hopes that by having them removed this summer, she will be able to focus on her studies.
We wish every student the best as they pursue their academic endeavors.
We will share more information about Gabriel, Grace, and Megan’s office visits and procedures on Facebook and Instagram.
Learn more about wisdom teeth removal.
Just the facts…
- Wisdom teeth are the only teeth that don’t form before birth.
- 85% of wisdom teeth will need to be removed at some point.
- Wisdom teeth that are impacted (they cannot erupt completely) can cause problems in your mouth and sinus.
- Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars.
- Wisdom teeth often appear between the ages of 17 and 25.