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Vicki's Story

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Name: Vicki Glasco

Age: 60

Occupation: I am an Independent Insurance Agent, specializing in Medicare Plans, Life Insurance and Indexed Annuities. Own my own business, called Response Line Insurance.

My Favorite Drink: Cherry Limeade

How do you spend your free time? I love to be outdoors doing anything and everything. Walking, Biking, Hiking, Golfing, Boating. Just an outdoor gal.

Favorite quote: “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved!”

Best moment at Innovative Dental: When I looked in the mirror the day I got my veneers and saw my beautiful “new” smile!

How has your new smile impacted your life? I feel more confident and pretty. It was the best decision I have made.

Sitting across from Vicki Glasco, her professional persona is balanced with a noticeable warmth. It’s only days before her “busy season” as an Independent Insurance agent, a career that has lead to owning her own business. Sitting with one leg effortlessly crossed over the other, her blonde bob swinging as she laughs. Self-confidence radiates through her smile, her eyes, and her posture.

“I’ve always been a pretty self-confident woman,” Vicki reflects. “I feel like I have been successful in my career life always. But because of people noticing [my veneers], now I want to smile. Not that I ‘hid’ my smile before, but now it just feels brighter, happier!”

When Vicki arrived for her first appointment at Innovative Dental four years ago, she did not have high expectations, and had never considered cosmetic dentistry. She had been to many dentists over the years, and she knew the routine.

“[Going to the dentist] was just something that I didn’t look forward to,” said Vicki. I would go in for my cleanings, but when I heard about a procedure that needed to be done, I just kind of went through it, but it wasn’t always comfortable.”

Her perspective quickly shifted once she met Dr. Grant Olson. “He was innovative,” she chuckles. “Technology wise, he was ahead. I had total trust in him. He comes across sincere, yet he has that funny, witty side to him that makes you feel comfortable.”

Her perspective on her dental health goals shifted, too, after her first appointment. It was the first time that the idea of straightening her crowded lower teeth and brightening her smile felt like a real possibility.

“Dr. Olson actually took time to show me a kind of before and after,” said Vicki. “It was just an absolute given that yes, I am going to do this.”

“I’m really going to walk in there with my old smile, and walk out with a new smile that day.

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Vicki completed her Invisalign journey in less than a year. Only a few months later, Vicki returned for the visit she had most anticipated: eight cosmetic veneers.

“He told me how how it was going to be a one day process,” explained Vicki. “It was really hard for me to wrap my head around that I’m really going to walk in there with my old smile, and walk out with a new smile that day.”

Even though it seemed almost “too-good-to-be-true”, Vicki didn’t want to settle for “good enough” with her smile anymore. She was ready to invest back in herself.

CEREC technology gave Dr. Olson the ability to create and place her eight permanent porcelain veneers within a matter of hours. Vicki recalled the day of her cosmetic treatment as a beautiful, sunny day: the perfect day for a bright new smile.

“It was painless, effortless,” Vicki recalled. “I sat in the massage chair, relaxed and chilled out. Then a couple hours later after that I’m walking out of there with a brand new smile. I was on cloud 9, like wow, this is too good to be true.”

Two years later, Vicki still has no regrets about her smile transformation.

“I don’t think I realized immediately the impact of how it was going to make me feel,” Vicki explained. “Sometimes you’re thinking of the dollars that you’re putting into something like that, but it’s an investment in yourself because you gain a lot from it. I think that it’s made me more confident all the way around. To me it was worth it.”

Not only does she have no-regrets, Vicki is ready to get back in the dental chair again, “I’m hoping to do the bottom veneers as well, and I’ll be completely done. I just can’t let that go!” she laughs. Her experience at Innovative Dental was so positive that Vicki wants others to know that a brighter smile is possible, and maybe more easily achieved than they realize. “I don’t hesitate to tell people that I did it and where I went,” Vickie says. “Every bit of the experience was easy, and I was confident and satisfied, so why wouldn’t I tell everybody about it?”

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