Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 02 September 2010 18:05
If you ever worried about going to the dentist, you’re not alone.
Nearly 25 percent of Americans are afraid of going to the dentist, and about three quarters of Americans face some anxiety about dental visits. This fear can cause a person to lose sleep or it can ruin a person’s meal, a person’s day, or even life.
That’s why television producers, who have seen countless reality shows succeed, want to cultivate that fear and turn into a show. “Smile and Style” is what the show will be called and it will be about trying to improve the dental health of the average person.
The show will seek to boost the self-esteem of the individuals on the show, who will be selected based on their dental fears. This problem could have affected their everyday life and prevented them from getting the dental care they need to have the smile and confidence necessary for success. Some of the people on the show may not have the means to afford the dental work they need.
One of the goals of the show—besides trying to be entertaining—will be to show that patients don’t need to be afraid of dental visits and that they won’t automatically experience pain from a dental visit. The dentists trying to accomplish this will be cosmetic dentists Dr. Michael Gulizio and Dr. Steven Cordoves.
They have a practice in Manhattan that boasts some of the most up-to-date equipment in the dental profession. They will combine that with their people skills to try to help their patients on the show.
One of their patients is a 46-year-old woman who fears going to the dentist and has teeth that are not in the best condition as a result. The show will explore this person’s life and how a lack of dental care has impacted her entire existence.
The show will be narrated and hosted by fashion stylist Nole Marin. It is uncertain at this point when the show will begin airing.