Girl who lost teeth in bike accident receives new ones for free

Ruth Doherty
Girls receives new teeth for free from kind-hearted dentist after bike accident
Girls receives new teeth for free from kind-hearted dentist after bike accident

A girl who lost six teeth in a cycling accident has received a brand new set from a kind-hearted dentist - for free.

Alex Kerr, 20, was lucky to escape with her life after the crash as she cycled home from work last November.

The advertising assistant was in a coma for a week, suffered a broken pelvis, broken jaw, two dislocated knees, and a broken wrist.

Doctors saved her life but said she would have to go on an NHS waiting list to have her teeth repaired.

She was so self-conscious of her teeth she didn't even like leaving her home in Milton Keynes.

However, after reading about her accident, Dr Wynand de Jeger, of the Brooklands Dental Practice, stepped in and offered to perform £12,000 worth of dental work for free.

Girls receives new teeth for free from kind-hearted dentist after bike accident
Girls receives new teeth for free from kind-hearted dentist after bike accident


Speaking to the Metro, Ms Kerr said: "I was just so self-conscious all the time and sometimes didn't want to leave the house. I can't even imagine what it would be like if I couldn't have these implants done.

"My family just can't believe how confident I am again.

"I am so grateful to everyone at Brooklands especially my dentist. He was the one who contacted me and he has been there all the way through my recovery."

Speaking to the Express, Mr de Jeger said: "No 20-year-old girl should be expected to suffer as Alex has.

"She is already beautiful but we will restore her smile and make her look stunning."

Ms Kerr said she had believed she would get the treatment for free on the NHS.

But when she went for a follow-up appointment with a maxillofacial expert she was told permanent implants would cost around £2,000 per tooth.

According to the Daily Mail, she added: "It is just so nice to know that there are people out there with such a kind heart."

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