By Jonathan Elias, WBZ-TV

DUXBURY (CBS) – There’s a dentist in Duxbury worth knowing.

His name is Joseph Santelli.

He served our country as a Navy captain during Vietnam. And for the last 30 years, he has been a dentist.

Recently he offered a deal: full dental reconstruction for a veteran, but they would have to write why the deserved it.

Two-hundred people applied.

The winner is a man who lost more than a few teeth following a snowmobile accident, some 35 years ago.

The reconstruction will cost more than $10,000. Santelli is doing the work, and providing the supplies for free.

It will change this man’s life in a meaningful way.

Santelli has often done charitable things without wanting it to be known.

This time around, his friend contacted me and said everyone should know what he’s doing and why.

I can’t wait to see the after pictures.

Comments (3)
  1. James Casey says:

    God Bless this man. We can all learn something from this. It is nice to hear some GOOD news for a change.

  2. Albert Malaguti says:

    Dr…My name is Albert Malaguti…I live in Marshfield…I’m a DAV USMC Vietnam PTSD…I got dentures years ago per VA at Tufts Dental School yet it took a year …I lost my lowers and need new ones…I will pay for them but may have to pay you in istallments first if you choose to let me….I am just embarrassed about it all and keep quiet but the TV Story on you gave me courage to do this..can you help..

  3. Danielle says:

    Find the Center for Progressive Dentistry on Facebook for more updates on Dr. Santelli’s work and more!

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