Dentist Gives 'At Risk' Students Care and Caring
When League City dentist Dr. Cindy R. Castille donates her services to "at risk" students from the Communities In Schools-Bay Area dropout prevention program, she always adds a dose of encouragement for staying in school. For the past nine years, Dr. Castille has added the CIS-Bay Area students to her busy practice.The students from either Clear Creek or Dickinson Independent School Districts are referred to Dr. Castille when it is obvious that their dental problem may be a health factor or a self esteem situation affecting their staying in school.
In 2010, Dr. Castille saw a CIS-Bay Area 14-year-old student who was being made fun of by other students because he was missing his two upper front teeth. The teeth had been lost in a bicycle accident when he was nine years old. A bridge was made to replace the missing teeth and cemented in place.
"Two weeks later when the bridge was put in his mouth, there were as many tears as there were smiles when he looked in the mirror to see his 'new teeth' for the first time. What an exciting and happy day for him," Dr. Castille related.
Dr. Cindy Castille has practiced dentistry along with her husband Dr. Gerry Castille since 1987. At the practice in League City she offers general dentistry with family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry as her favorite areas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.
For more information on the CIS-Bay Area dropout prevention program, visit www.cisba.org.