5 Harris County residents receive $50K in free dental work

HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Five people in Harris County received $50,000 worth of free dental work.

Harris County's first-ever $10,000 Smile Makeover Contest was held as part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Hamilton Family Dentistry.

Dr. Alan Arrington, the founder of Hamilton Family Dentistry, developed the idea.

There were 90 nominations submitted and five finalists were selected.

The winner was Kyla Chrissman, but Dr. Arrington had a surprise for everyone. He announced all five finalists will receive up to $50,000 in life-changing dentistry.

Brooke Shortte, who suffers from bone deterioration and liver disease that has destroyed her teeth, says this means so much to her.

"I can talk to people without putting my hand over my mouth. That's everything to me," says Shortte.

Hamilton Family Dentistry was founded in 2007 and is the only dental practice in Harris County.

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