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In the ‘Woman’s Day’ Makeovers With Heart series, we pamper women who need a little TLC. Here, we meet volunteer Jana Jones.
Jana Jones has had some tough times. But not only has she come through them, she’s used her traumatic experiences to help others. So today it’s our turn to give Jana a little help… in the glamour department.
First up, a trip to the dentist for the Hollywood smile Jana has always dreamed of but has been too terrified to do anything about – until now. “I suffered painful, invasive dentistry when I was a child, so every time I walked into a dental surgery, my heart began to race and I wanted to run straight back out,” says Jana, a volunteer at the Black Dog Institute for mood disorders.
Since that childhood experience, she has “avoided the dentist unless it was an absolute emergency”. But thanks to Dr Mark Gadeley at Sydney’s Pitt Street Dental Centre, Jana’s teeth have been transformed with new porcelain veneers. “Dr Gadeley assured me it was a simple, painless procedure, and showed me what my teeth could look like, so I finally took the chance,” says a happy Jana. “The veneers have made a huge difference to my smile, especially in photographs, where the uneven colour was particularly obvious.”
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