Acts of Kindness: Dr. Grace Chung

LAS VEGAS - A Henderson dentist goes above and beyond for her patients, our community, and our troops.

Dr. Grace Chung practices from the heart. She treats patients at her "Smile Shop Dental" practice in Henderson, some who don't have the means to pay for services.

Ricardo Perez first came to see her because he had a problem with a tooth, staff soon discovered Perez would need a lot of work. "Root canal, a crown, and a bridge, it was a lot of work," Perez says.  "They knew that I couldn't pay for it, she said don't worry about it, I'll take care of your mouth, that's awesome." 

Chung's office manager, Deborah Schuetz added,  "She does cleanings for him, she plans on bringing him back once a month, to make sure his infection stays away, just to take care of him." 

Dr. Chung also offers her services for free to women who are looking to escape the sex industry,
when they seek help through the "Refuge for Women" program in Las Vegas.  

Chung,  a former Captain in the Army served in Germay and Iraq. She gives backs to the troops by participating in "Operation Gratitude." She collected eight-hundred pounds of Halloween candy from lcoal kids, paid them for it, and shipped it overseas to the troops.

Schuetz adds, "She had remembered when she had been deployed and remembered what it was like to get a little piece of home. She wanted to do that for the troops." 

Dr.Chung is also in the planning stages of creating a mobile dental practice that will attend to our local veterans and senior citizens needs. 


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