Saturday, April 16, 2011

Community Contributor, Kirk Kimmerling DDS Repeats Goodwill

Dr. Kirk Kimmerling, Marietta, GA dentist plays a big role in the community offering goodwill.  He is working hand-in-hand with Judge Juanita Stedman's Family Dependency Treatment Court rehabilitating smiles.  One of the recipients is Tosha Phillips, a Douglas County resident and referral from Judge Stedman.  She is appreciative of Dr. Kimmerling's efforts and is excited to have an improved smile. Since a healthy smile helps the women re-enter the workforce and community, he has agreed to rejuvenate two more smiles.   " When I hear that a person has overcome terrible odds and turned their life around, I want to keep the positive momentum  moving in the right direction with a smile they can be proud of," says Dr. Kimmerling, a Marietta dentist.

Dr. Kimmerling has completed Tosha Phillips smile, and is currently working on the others.  Born and raised in Georgia, Phillips has finished the treatment program and vows to continue living her changed life.  "This has just done wonders for my self-esteem,"says Phillips.

Dr Kimmerling trusts Judge Stedman to chose those that she feels are a success story and likely to succeed.  "It's obvious that she has experience with drug dependency and has good understanding who I should treat," says Dr. Kimmerling.  The partnership seems to be working out well for both Judge Stedman and the dental office.

Dr. Kimmerling was introduced to Judge Stedman through Jim Ruether and George Tingley, both patients of Dr. Kimmerling.  They are members of Reconnecting Families, a Cobb County agency designed to help people reconnect to society after a drug addiction.

Judge Stedman and Dr. Kimmerling have partnered to help people who have completed the treatment program and are well on their way to becoming productive citizens.  It is difficult to get a job if your smile is unattractive, and Dr. Kimmerling wants to give people the confidence to converse freely and smile.  The women chosen are very grateful to Judge Stedman and Dr. Kimmerling for caring and giving them the opportunity to turn their lives around.  "They key is to show people that someone cares, when they move their life in the right direction," says Dr. Kimmerling.

Dr. Kimmerling has great compassion for the well-being of others.   He is known to be a big part of the community and insists on doing so.  He also provides Calvary Children's Home dental services at no charge.  "Many of these children have had a difficult start to life, and I want them to have healthy smiles. It's my gift to them," says  Dr. Kimmerling.  He has taken care of these children for many years and plans to continue.  "Dr. Kimmerling is a wonderful person. He takes care of a multitude of children without hesitation.  Many years ago they asked Dr. Kimmerling how many children he could take, and without hesitation, he said all of them.  It profoundly revealed his heart," says Katherine Worsham, Accounts Receivable Manager at the dental office.

Dr. Kimmerling is known not only for his compassion in dentistry, but believes in new starts.  This compassionate dentist in Marietta, GA has changed many lives in his community and plans to always do so.   The world would be a much brighter place if more people had the compassion of Dr. Kimmerling.   He has a big heart.