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Bracket Ears: A family business with a charitable bent
Bracket Ears: A family business with a charitable bent

What if braces were considered fashionable and could actually boost a patient’s self-esteem? That was the question on the minds of the daughters of a Columbia pediatric dentist when they hit upon the idea of Bracket Ears — earrings made from oversized, surgical steel brackets that come with colorful bands to match with your braces. And further, what if a portion of the profits was tied to charitable contributions? “I never imagined I would be doing this,” says Dr. Casey Crafton of Crafton Dental, located off Old Columbia Road in Kings Contrivance. “My friends from the dental school are getting a kick out of it.” A philanthropic bent Crafton,...

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