Dr. Joe Offers New Smile for Young Bacterial Meningitis Survivor
On an episode of The Doctors, Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Joseph Willardsen, DDS was inspired by a story of a young boy named Memphis who contracted a nearly fatal case of bacterial meningitis as an infant. Miraculously, Memphis was able to survive his illness, but his struggle required the amputation of all four of his limbs. With the help of his devoted father, Memphis has developed into a vibrant, active, and independent young man who enjoys getting around on his Hoverboard®. While he and his father remain resilient in spite of challenging physical limitations, reaching the next phase of self-reliance requires expensive prosthetics they are unable to afford. Memphis also privately struggles with an incomplete smile, which is the result of the meningitis affecting his adult teeth.
Along with other generous contributors who provided Memphis with financial donations and free bionic prosthetics for his limbs, Dr. Joe decided to offer his services as a reconstructive and cosmetic dentist. He invited Memphis to come out to True Dentistry in Las Vegas to be fitted for a custom-designed upper and lower dental prosthetics that would create a beautiful new smile.
We invite you to watch the full segment of Memphis on The Doctors and encourage you to stay tuned in the future for the incredible results of Dr. Joe’s dental work!