Events that occurred Thursday at Skyline Smiles of West Loop, in Chicago, prompted the dental practice today to share a message of support for victims of domestic violence, encouraging them to “seek immediate help.”

According to a story Thursday for by reporter Stephanie Lulay @slulay2, Movers Hid Woman In Truck As Armed Ex Searched For Her At Dental Office:

“A group of movers may have saved a woman’s life Thursday by helping her hide in their truck while her armed ex looked for her at the West Loop dental office where she worked.

The incident happened just before 11 a.m. at Skyline Smiles, 1017 W. Madison St., according to a law enforcement source and witnesses. A man entered the location looking for his ex-girlfriend before fatally shooting himself outside, said Officer Laura Amezaga, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

The man has been identified as Clint Engle, 40, of suburban Plainfield, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Engle may have stolen a firearm from a Plainfield home earlier Thursday, suburban police said.”

Thursday, via a social media post on the practice’s Facebook page, Skyline Smiles’ Dr. Ned, Deepak Neduvelil DDS, stated,  “I want to thank everyone for their concern and support, everyone at Skyline Smiles is safe and sound. We would like to thank the Chicago police department for the excellent job of keeping us all safe. Also I want to recognize the three men whose heroics saved a life.”

Any news headline that includes the phrases “armed ex” and “dental office” sends shockwaves through the dental community and the world at large. In this instance, the dental practice turns the focus onto the “heroes who came forward,” and the dangers of domestic violence.

In a more recent message (shown below), the brave Skyline Smiles team, scheduled to be treating patients again today, describes their staff “brought closer together, not just as a work family, but as a real family.”



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