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Gully Bop to see dentists this week

Published:Friday | December 26, 2014 | 12:23 PM
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Cecelia Campbell-Livingston, Gleaner Writer

Since The Gleaner broke the story about two USA based dentists offering their services for free, in ensuring Internet sensation gone viral Gully Bop gets a bright smile, their offer has been accepted.

Dr Kerisa Harriott, who is vacationing in Jamaica made contact with the artiste's manager Shauna Chin and the wheels have been set in motion.

“They were very receptive to our request” Dr Harriott told The Gleaner.

“We agreed to have Gully Bop see myself and local dentist Dr Emerson Henry for an initial diagnostic examination after which a comprehensive treatment plan can be devised,” she disclosed.

Local dentist Dr Henry, who has signed on with his services to facilitate the process, has offices in New Kingston, Papine and St Thomas.

Dr Dwight Williams, who is still in New York told The Gleaner he is amazed at the overwhelming positive reactions by the Jamaican public since he made the offer.

“This offer was made in good faith, based on the fact that Dr Harriott and I are involved with several non-profit missionary groups that treat the poor and underserved populations in different countries of the Caribbean and Africa,” he said.

“The fact that Gully Bop is a lyricist, we would want to design a partial denture or denture that he could get use to quickly, so that his lyrical flow is not affected.”

Dr Williams said since the story was published, he has received numerous requests from other people in Jamaica with various types of dental issues which range from missing teeth due to decay to someone who lost multiple teeth years ago due to a gunshot wound to the mouth.

“I will make every effort to respond to these requests and make arrangements to see them when I return on my Missionary trip to Jamaica in 2015,” is the promise he is giving.

The 2015 trip will involve a medical group out of Brooklyn, New York that he has assembled.

It will consist of General Surgeons, Nursing Anesthetists, Nurses and Dentists.

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