WATCH – ONE TOOTH AT A TIME –
Oct. 10, 2021 – Dr. David Frank, owner of Walden Dental in Austin, has worked with addiction recovery organization Recovery Unplugged as patients from the center began attending his clinic. Amid ongoing conversations surrounding the homelessness crisis in Austin, he wanted to take a ground level approach to helping people re-enter society and acclimate to stable housing or sober living. e and Jason Cabello of Recovery Unplugged began collaborating on providing dental work to people recovering from homelessness, drug addiction and mental health struggles, using Cabello’s recovery network to find people in need of assistance. While the two were at the gym, they met Chris Murphy, a newly sober man recovering from prescription drug abuse turned into a heroin addiction. Frank said he knew he wanted Murphy to be the first recipient of these cosmetic procedures.