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Farmington Hills Mother Flashes Winning Smile After Winning $7K in Dental Services

August 26, 2015

LIVONIA, MI – August 26, 2015 – Carmen “Renee” Koh of Farmington Hills saw her new smile revealed when she got her braces off this morning at Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) in Livonia after winning the treatment through a GEDC hockey shot competition at Detroit’s Winter Blast in 2014.

As a mother, Renee prioritized ensuring that her five children had braces, and never thought she would be able to experience the health and self-esteem boost of having her own teeth straightened. Renee says that as a young child she didn’t have good dental treatment. As a result, she was always hiding her mouth and embarrassed about her smile. Renee has received roughly $7,000 in dental services throughout the process.

“I knew my bite was off and it was causing problems, but after having five children who had orthodontics, I didn’t think I would ever be able to invest in myself,” Renee said shortly after getting her braces off. “When I entered the Great Expressions hockey shot contest, it was a miracle that I put the puck in the hole. It has changed my life to have good dental and oral health.”

Dr. Sarah Wentzel, an orthodontist in the Great Expressions Livonia Specialty office, led Renee’s treatment. The office offers quality and affordable orthodontics and Invisalign® for children, adolescents and adults, and is one of over 60 GEDC offices in Metro Detroit.

“The impressive results that braces deliver are always a delight for patients of all ages, but it’s especially heartening to witness a patient like Renee, who didn’t think that braces were in her future, light up at the sight of a brand new smile,” said Dr. Wentzel. “Great Expressions Dental Centers is pleased to be a part of these special moments for so many patients, and we look forward to continuing to improve the oral health of the communities we serve.”

For those without insurance looking to live a healthy lifestyle while saving money, the Livonia office offers the GEDC Smile Protection Plan, a discount dental plan solution. To schedule an appointment at this location, call 248-481-5227 or visit

About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. One of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. For more information, go to


Megan McCarl
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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