Dr. George L. Edwards, Jr. and Dr. Donald L. Henson started the practice of offering dentures and extraction services at low, affordable fees in the mid 1970’s because they saw such an enormous patient need as they provided treatment in their own general dentistry practices.  They recognized that primarily for economic reasons, many people could not afford the cost of dental care.  A large number of patients had lost most or all of their teeth, and suffered from poor nutrition because they were not able to chew and properly digest foods important to their good health.