Rock Star & Dentist Bring Big Smiles to Island in Need


Each year, musical artist Lenny Kravitz and his dentist, Dr. Jonathan Levine, join forces to light up hundreds of faces on Eleuthera, Kravitz’s home island in the Bahamas.

Levine has been Kravitz’s dentist and friend for the past two decades. This year, Levine’s GLO Good Foundation teamed up with Kravitz’s Let Love Rule Foundation to provide free dental care to more than 400 Eleuthera locals. 

Levine and his wife Stacey began the GLO Good Foundation a decade ago to serve countries lacking access to dental care. “It’s been life-changing,” says Stacey. “It goes to show the power behind a smile. When you change a smile, you change a life.”

Dr. Levine recalls Kravitz’s simple request to bring GLO Good to Eleuthera. “Lenny said to me, ‘You have to help my people.’”

Kravitz, an exemplary dental patient, acknowledges the growing research linking oral health to overall health—not just physical but emotional.

“Oral health is a big deal, because it can indicate signs of other issues and offer what can sometimes be a life-saving warning,” Kravitz says. “More than that, it’s your smile. If you’re proud of your smile, you’ll show it off. You’ll exude happiness. You’ll connect with people around you. You’ll live longer.”

Unless you’re planning on relocating to Eleuthera, you might consider a dental plan available through your association and AMBA. Everyone deserves affordable access to dental care. Not to mention a rock-star smile.

SOURCE: https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2019-archive/april/lenny-kravitz-teams-up-with-his-dentist-to-improve-access-to-care-on-his-home-island

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