The Toothboss Hits A Home Run By Naming Bill Thorne As Its Smiling Neighbor Award
The Toothboss, a South Weymouth dental practice, started the Smiling Neighbor award to recognize people in the community going above and beyond. Sometimes that means giving back. Other times it means providing inspiration. For that, Bill Thorne is a deserving winner of The Smiling Neighbor award.
Bill, 68, has played in an over-60 softball league for years. When enough of his teammates reached age 65, they went to Las Vegas to compete in a seven-game, winner takes all tournament. Bill and his teammates won!
“We play in a lot of tournaments during the course of the year. You never really know what to expect,” said Bill, who plays right field and is often called on to pinch run. “This one went much better than expected. We can’t wait to go back next year.”
Bill, a Weymouth resident, began playing softball after high school. He kept at it through the years. After retiring from the US Postal Service after 31 years, he decided to take it up a notch and joined a league based out of Bridgewater. That’s led to tournaments regionally and nationally, year-round.
“My wife is a good sport about the tournaments. We make a vacation out of it,” said Thorne.
The couple has two adult children, Katrina, 36, and Daniel 32.
“I’m around Bill’s age. I’m happy to get a good walk-in and call it a day. It’s truly inspirational that he’s not only playing softball at his age but playing it at a high level,” said Dr. Wolfert. “For that, we’re proud to recognize Bill with our Smiling Neighbor award.”
The Smiling Neighbor award is given out on a quarterly basis to citizens of Weymouth going above and beyond the call of duty for their fellow citizens. People can nominate a Smiling Neighbor by sending an e-mail of 200 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to include your name and telephone number as well as the name and telephone number or e-mail of the person they are nominating. Nominations can also be sent to The Toothboss, 1121 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190.
For complete information on dental offerings at The Toothboss, you can visit our website or call 781-335-0604.
About The Toothboss
The Toothboss offers comprehensive examinations (written treatment and treatment plan provided); cosmetics; crowns, bridges and tooth-colored restorations; partial and full dentures; periodontics (early cases treated); oral surgery; restoration of conventional and small diameter implants; and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available).
The Toothboss accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. They also accept all major credit cards and have arranged payment plans through Springstone.
To schedule an initial consultation, please call 781-335-0604.