Providing critical dental treatment to the needy in Jackson Macon Swain & Transylvania Counties of Western North Carolina

Thank You Letters

The letters we receive from grateful patients make all of our efforts worthwhile.

Letters from Adults

Dear Dr. Michelle:

Kindness in the world today is rare. Kindness from strangers almost unheard of. You do not know me on a personal level and yet you have gone out of your way to show me kindness, generosity and sincere care. I want you to know that you have touched my heart. I appreciate your kindness so much. As I cannot pay full price for my dental needs, you have treated me like I were paying in gold dubloons. If there is anything I could ever do for you I would be so pleased to do so. All you need do is ask. As for your kindness, I hope in my every day life to try and pass it on to others. I thank you for my teeth, my smile, and your care. It is a privilege and a pleasure to know you.

Sylvia W.


This has been a Godsend for me. My overall health and self image had been severely undermined by the condition of my teeth and mouth. I had searched in vain for someone to help me. No one was willing to take a patient who had no insurance, was not eligible for Medicaid and could not afford to pay up front for services. Then Tom and Jenny saw me and declared me "an emergency waiting to happen". They, and the rest of the staff and volunteers, have treated me with dignity and care. They have given me a renewed sense of hope and restored my physical and mental health with their compassion and concern. Thank you all and God bless you.

Alan B.


This dental clinic has been the best thing that has happened to me. I was without a smile and life was hard. After going to the Dental Clinic I have a great smile and it only gets more beautiful after each visit. The pain my teeth caused is gone. I love the Cashiers clinic. The dentist and his assistant are the kindest people. They work miracles, they are patient and caring and their work deserves an A++. They made a huge difference in my life. I can never tell you how much they, and the Dental Clinic, have helped me. It and they have changed my whole life. I love them. I pray God blesses them, as they have blessed me.


Patty smiling after her incredible transformation by the Free Dental ClinicTom Smith and the Blue Ridge Dental Clinic Staff:

I can never thank you enough for the opportunity to have such a beautiful smile. Your kindness can never be repaid. Through your kind and generous help, I now have more confidence in myself while in public. I no longer cover my mouth and I do not feel self-conscious when I meet new people. I know that a person's looks are not what that person is inside, but sometimes others forget to look deeper than personal appearance to see the fiber of that person's true being. You and your staff realize this and have given not only me, but many hard working families the opportunity to smile big.

Thank you for your expertise and your kindness. I also want to thank the many contributors to the dental clinic for the monetary donations as well as their support of the clinic. Through your combined effort many people like myself are greatly helped. May God always look down upon you and smile big, too. He knows what special people you are, true angels.

Heartfelt thanks,


I just wanted to drop a note and thank you so much for your care! My mouth feels great! And I truly feel blessed that your services were extended to help me. I'm a single mom of two and although they have Medicaid coverage, my income doesn't allow for personal coverage ... unfortunately, that means 'Mom' doesn't afford the luxury of having her health needs met. After suffering over a year, I just want to tell you how grateful I am for what you are doing there. You truly make a difference in lives. I thank you. Be blessed.

Christie G.


Karen and Staff:

I just want to thank you guys for all that you do. It's so nice that you take time out of your schedule to help others and I know that you may not get many thank you's, so that's why I want to thank you. We need more people like you guys. I was very afraid of getting dental work done before but now I look forward to coming in the dental office. You guys make me laugh and I feel safe and trust what you say, and especially to Dr. Livernois for making my smile beautiful again, thank you!!

Jessica V.


I would never have been able to get my teeth pulled if it hadn't been for you. When I think of you, I think of angels because you are angels doing God's work. I thank God for you. I haven't had a sincere smile for quite a while now but now I can. I have received such a blessing through you. I want you to know how important you are and how much of a difference you make in the lives of people like me. I pray that God will open his storehouse of blessings and pour them out on you and your families. From the deepest part of my heart, I want to say thank you. God takes care of everything and I know he will take care of you. You will never be forgotten. I love you.

Nellie D.


From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank everyone at the dental clinic for the time and help they gave for my painful mouth. It feels good to smile again. May God bless each and every one of you.

Cleo P.


Without your clinic, my dental needs would have gone untreated. Your clinic is a true blessing and as the clinic has grown, things have improved too. The county should be proud to have you. And the dentists who give their time are great!


To the Staff of Blue Ridge Dental Clinic:

Just to say thank you. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for your help. My granddaughter has been in so much pain and no one to help her.

Thanks again,
Karen J.


Thank you so much for making what had previously been so traumatic — not so any more! There are no words to convey all that means to me! So many good things have come from my visits. Thank you eternally!

Joy A.


Thanks to BRMHP I can smile again. Thanks so much to all of you. God bless.


Thank you for giving Miles his smile back. You are doing such a wonderful thing, God bless you.

Jeff, Janet and Miles T.

Letters from Children

Thank you letter from "Our Boys" to Dr. McDonald.Thank you letter to Karen Minton, Executive Director of the clinic.