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Rutgers Health University Dental Associates Heal Patient Shot in Face

From left, patient Samuel Nyamwange, Dr. Louis DiPede and Dr. Gary Heir.

From left, patient Samuel Nyamwange, Dr. Louis DiPede and Dr. Gary Heir. PHOTO CREDIT: John Emerson.

After immigrating to the United States from Kenya, where he was a psychologist, Samuel Nyamwange worked in New Jersey as a parking attendant to make ends meet. One night on the job, he was shot in the face during a robbery.

Nyamwange survived, but the bullet shattered his teeth and jaw and destroyed the roof of his mouth. In addition to coping with facial disfigurement, he couldn’t eat or speak and suffered from chronic facial pain. He was convinced he would never be able to live a normal life. “I lost hope,” said Nyamwange, 55.

Two years later, after treatment from a team of physicians at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, Nyamwange looks like his old self. He can eat and speak again and his chronic pain also has disappeared. Read more here at NJ.com.

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