Thrive-Health Guide Southern West Virginia August 2020 - Page 22

Banding together LOCAL DENTISTS WORK TOGETHER THROUGH UNCERTAIN TIMES Written by Josephine E. Moore ❖ Photos by Rick Barbero “We’re all in this together.” It’s a common phrase being echoed throughout the state and the county in the midst of these uncertain times brought on as a result of the coronavirus. But for dentists in southern West Virginia, this isn’t just a phrase being said to show solidarity; it’s a model for how they do business. Beckley dentist Dr. Steve Childress said his profession as a whole has suffered during this time because of the nature of what they do. The coronavirus is most commonly spread from person to person via respiratory droplets produced from coughing, sneezing or even speaking. 22 • THRIVE •AUGUST 2020