Falling Forward

Sometimes improvements come in the oddest ways. 

It is always enlightening to walk in someone else’s shoes. For the past couple of months, I have had the unique opportunity to experience life as a person with limited mobility due to my ankle injury. I am grateful that this was only temporary, but I was also surprised to find that despite laws providing for accessibility for everyone into public buildings, many places are not easily accessible. While places had entrances without steps or areas with easier access for those with mobility needs, often these were inconvenient and difficult to locate. I found myself walking through restaurant kitchens, or restricted to certain areas of a two-story building.

This challenge only lasted a season for me. Some people spend much of their lives trying to locate ramps, elevators, railings, and curb cuts that will allow them to participate in their daily activities. Many of us take these things for granted and hardly notice the accessibility of certain businesses in our community.

I took this experience as an opportunity to improve All Smiles Dental Care in this area. As we begin making plans for remodeling, we would like to be mindful to keep our entrances, hallways, greeting area, and exam rooms accessible for all of our guests. It is important to us that


of our guests have a positive and comfortable experience. 

Dr. Imm

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About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)