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Jones county man receives new set of teeth

Clarence Mosley Clarence Mosley
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A Jones County resident finally received a gift he has been waiting for, for a long time.

Clarence Mosley has gone without dentures for almost nine months, but Monday he received a new pair.

“I was excited like a kid in a toy store,” Mosley said.

“I knew I was getting my teeth so I could eat. It’s miserable not being able to eat.”

Last December Mosley’s teeth disappeared during surgery at a local hospital.

He thought he would never get the help he needed, until Tillery Dental paid it forward and offered to give him new teeth free of charge.  

“I had given up on the feeling of the human race,” Mosley said.

“I’ve never had anything given to me and they have given me another outlook. I thought people like this were gone.”

An anonymous viewer who was touched by WDAM’s previous story on Mosley surprised him with a gift card to Outback Steak House where he can finally eat his favorite dish steak and potatoes.

“For my friend in the Pine Belt, thank you, and God bless you and I love you,” Mosley said.

Tyler Cummins of Tillery Dental said he encourages other organizations in the community to help people like Clarence who may not have the financial means for their basic needs.

“I just wanted to give back to our community and this is a way that we can do that,” Cummins said. “I was raised to do what’s right and this is the right thing to do.  I’m glad to do it and I want to encourage others to do the same thing.”

With a new set of teeth and a new attitude, Mosley leaves with a big smile and a better outlook on life.

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