Gentle Breeze Dentistry helps out former South Walton firefighter who was injured almost a year ago

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 05:38 PM.

Danny Margagliano is one of our own. Faced with a debilitating injury, which put him in a wheelchair, he turned to another one of our own.

Now he is smiling.

Dr. Tanya Orr and her staff at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, located on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, are making Danny comfortable while he gets needed dental services. In the old tradition of helping your neighbors, Dr. Orr and her staff are truly receiving while giving. This is what they believe business is all about.

"I was a patient of hers before my accident. She was the first one I thought of when my teeth started hurting me," says Margagliano. "Her office and staff have been a blessing in disguise."

Many find going to Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry comfortable already. Yet in Danny's case, physical obstacles that may limit him at other businesses are not present at Dr. Orr’s office.   

"I like that they have a handicapped parking space and a ramp built up to the sidewalk. Also, the doors and hallways are wide enough for my wheelchair," Margagliano says. "They also accommodate my schedule and will change my appointments if I don't have transportation lined up, which really helps out a lot."

Dr. Orr continues, "It's quite challenging working on anyone in a wheelchair. It can be very stressful on both the staff and patient. Both of us have to work at it. With Danny especially though, we must go along at his pace. Yet we see changes in his smile and how happy he is having work done."

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