Filling the gaps: why homeless does not have to mean toothless

Free dentistry services are boosting vulnerable people’s confidence and health

For Jon Brennan, all it really took was a mouth full of teeth.

His life fell apart when he was 32. He was running a successful carpentry business, but alcohol and drugs had crept into his life, then slowly taken over. One day he came home to find his house empty. His wife, with whom he was raising two children, had packed her bags and left with the children. She left a note saying: “This isn’t what I signed up for.”

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