Towards the end of last year Dr. Walter Reynecke from THE DENTAL SPA in Pretoria approached me with an offer for a sponsorship for dental treatment for a year. Awesome, I thought…Why not? So I went to see him. It turned out to be a whole lot less simple than I thought it would be. Dr. Reynecke is a thorough man. He has a few attributes that make him ideal for his profession: he’s sympathetic, he has a genuine desire to help his patients, he has a sense of responsibility about his work and he is meticulous. In our meetings beforehand he clearly outlined the options for me, and together we found the perfect balance between clinical and cosmetic requirements. And then he went to work. It was a little sore (hey, the guy’s a dentist, not a masseuse!) but completely worth it. He fixed all those problems left by inadequate work in my past and enhanced my smile. When you’re happy, you smile. But the inverse also holds true: smiling actually enhances your mood and that improves your life. So, thanks Dr. Reynecke for making my pretty awesome life even better for me. It’s worth a smile.