READING, Pa. (Reading Eagle) — As Reading dentist Tim Medianick checked the teeth of children he’d come to care for in a Ukrainian orphanage, he saw so much damage.
Many of the children had cavities and decay that were long-neglected, but it wasn’t just their teeth that weren’t receiving enough attention, he said.
Those kids had also gone too long without affection, without compliments and without hugs, he said. Many of them had brutal upbringings, either being abandoned or losing parents to addiction, and they received minimal care and nutrition in the orphanage, he said. …
Medianick, who owns Boulevard Dental Associates along Kenhorst Boulevard, was born in Ukraine. He grew up poor under communist rule, and his family was persecuted for their Christian beliefs before they settled in Bucks County when he was 13, he said.