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Over 800 Lives of Domestic Violence Survivors Restored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation's Give Back A Smile Program
Date:10/13/2009

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October marks Domestic Violence Awareness month and on October 14, 2009, Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, dental professionals across the country will reflect on over 800 domestic violence survivors whose lives and smiles have been restored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation's (AACDCF) Give Back A Smile (GBAS) program.

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Sadly, more than five million people in the United States are affected by domestic violence each year. These startling statistics reflect why the AACDCF's GBAS program was created. GBAS provides free cosmetic dental care to survivors of domestic violence. To date, over 800 cases have been completed by AACD dental professionals who have volunteered their time and expertise pro bono. There are currently 400 applicants being treated throughout the United States.

"After suffering abuse, it is difficult for survivors to find something to smile about, and even more difficult when they don't have a smile to show. AACDCF volunteers assist survivors of domestic violence by treating their dental injuries, restoring their smiles, self-esteem, and ultimately, their lives," said AACD Foundation Program Manager Lisa Fitch.

Finding Help Through Give Back A Smile

  • Domestic violence survivors, who have suffered dental injuries from abuse by a former intimate partner or spouse, can contact GBAS toll-free at 800.773.4227, visit www.givebackasmile.com, or e-mail givebackasmile@aacd.com.
  • Survivors must make an appointment with a counselor, domestic violence advocate, social worker, or therapist to complete the advocate section of the GBAS application.
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