As a dental hygienist, Heather Cooper’s job is to make peoples smiles shine.
She normally works in Nanaimo but each year, as part of the charity she founded, she also goes to remote parts of Vancouver Island to help people who don’t have access to or can’t afford dental care.
“And I take volunteers with me when I can so it’s a growing program that’s been really successful and really well received by the communities,” said Cooper, president of the Share A Smile Society. “They look forward to us coming every year
But this fall’s trip was put in jeopardy.
“At some point in time from 9 o’clock in the morning Saturday until when I discovered the loss on Sunday morning, it went missing,” said Cooper.
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