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Local mother receives life-changing surgery for smile makeover

TUCSON- One mother of four won a chance to receive a life-changing smile makeover for free from the doctors at Arizona Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Wednesday.

33-year-old Mindi Buscemi was missing five teeth and her remaining teeth were broken and decayed.

Out of about 400 people who entered, Buscemi was chosen.

“I’m excited but this is a game changer for me for the beginning,” she said. “It is a fresh start for me.”

Buscemi said that this past year hasn’t been the best for her and her family.

“I lost my husband last year on Valentine’s Day… widowed single mother of four kids and one has autism and some days are rough,” she said.

Dr. Negin Saghafi said that her team would be extracting her unhealthy remaining teeth and inserting dental implants.

After surgery, Mindi smiled bright with her new smile and said that she is ready for a fresh start with confidence.

Priscilla Casper

Priscilla Casper

Priscilla Casper is an anchor and multi-skilled journalist for News 4 Tucson. She anchors KVOA’s newscast weekdays at noon and 4 p.m.
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