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Dentist Provides Free Dental Reconstruction To Gay Hate Crime Victim

For the past year and a half, Dr. Gary Cash has been providing Andrew Oppelman with up to six figures in dental care after he lost nine teeth in a violent assault.

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The two men were reportedly waiting for a slice of pizza at a food truck when a man accused Soret of hitting on him.

Security cameras caught Oppelman being struck in the face after he stepped in to intervene. The alleged attacker, Lambert Borgardt, fled the scene but was later charged with third degree felony assault.


The dentist wanted to give back to the city of Austin and the people who have been "so warm and welcoming" to his practice.

"I figured that's not the way someone should be treated from out of town,” said Dr. Cash.

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