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Lenny Kravitz’s foundation has been working to help his fellow Bahamians, who are living in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The hurricane made landfall on Great Abaco Island on September 1, and is the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Bahamas. Did you know that Lenny’s foundation also provides dental care for people in the Bahamas? He talked to Ellen about it. Here are some highlights:
On helping rebuild in the Bahamas
I’m really concerned with the locals, the heart and the soul of these islands. I feel bad for the rich folks but they’ll be able to rebuild. It’s about these people that don’t have the means to rebuild. We’re figuring out what to do to get these homes back to these people. It’s a long process.
On setting up a dental clinic in the Bahamas
It’s something that just happened. I’m very good friends with my dentist. He came down to visit. I was talking about my friends who were having all these problems with their mouths. Next thing you know, we’re down there with 40 of the best dentists in NYC from Dr. Levine’s office. This will be our fifth year now.
I’d only just found out about Lenny’s dental clinic when I was doing research for the previous post I wrote about his work in the Bahamas. I love reading stories about people who are able to help others who truly need assistance. Dental care is so important, so expensive, and so out-of-reach for so many people, and it requires separate insurance in the U.S., if you can even afford it: The clinic’s site points out that 85 million Americans lack oral health coverage.
As a side note, I love that Lenny is friends with his dentist. The dentist I saw before I went back to school was amazing, and I honestly loved seeing her because she was kind, competent, and really respected her patients. I also became good friends with one of the dentists at the clinic I went to while I was in school. So, everybody laughed, but I totally understand being friends with your dentist. Good for Lenny and for Dr. Levine and his colleagues for providing necessary dental care to so many Bahamians.
Here’s Lenny’s Ellen interview!
That’s really smart. I worked at a non-profit agency w/lots of counseling and cheap medical clinic, but they decided to eliminate the dental clinic, where dentists volunteered and I got great care!
They pointed to other cheap clinics, but I had just searched for one for a dental emergency and it was awful. So I begged my clinic to bump me up and they did. They made the decision to close w/o knowing what it’s like out there.
DENTAL is HEALTH, just like MEDICAL is.
Just one more reason to love Lenny. Sigh….
He is sexy! Come to mama! 🤗 can you imagine dating him? That would be crazy. Women throwing themselves at him everywhere you go. Who is he dating btw? I never hear anything about his personal life.
He recently announced he is ready to find love again, so get on it @Joanna! I’m going to order some Twice, myself. 😉
I love me some Lenny. He exudes sensuality. Yum.
Good of Lenny for initiating this! It’s putting his money where his mouth is! 😉
I love my dentist too. She’s lovely, competent and personable. She’s also at least 15 years younger than I am with small children so no worries that she’ll retire anytime soon.
And as for Lenny, he’s beautiful.
Honks for Lenny!
I love him so much!
Before actually reading the story, the headline had me picturing Lenny coming at patients in the chair with a drill.
LOL! Most people would probably be ok with that!
What a great thing he and the dentists did.
Is there anyone cooler than Lenny?? ❤️❤️
Did he find his lost sunglasses ?
I loved the dentist I had til I moved far from home; he was too much older than me to be friends. I actually liked going to the dentist more than getting my hair cut thanks to him. Was lucky to have good teeth, he always joked that if I ever got a cavity he’d jump through his office window (luckily didn’t get my first one til I was 40something and he was long retired).
And love Lenny…he did a private concert in RI a couple years ago. The person who hosted lives right near a public beach and the homeowner sets up screens so the public can also watch. Anyway, concert was fantastic, he was so engaging between songs, just cool personified.
I was going to comment on Lenny’s beautiful set of teeth, but really everything is beautiful about him! ❤️