Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 12 November 2012 16:14
Dentists are doing what they can to help domestic violence victims.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is using its charity, known as Give Back a Smile Programs, to reconstruct the victims’ mouths thanks to the dentists who are volunteering their time.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1.5 million people have been abused by their partners. The abuse may result in tooth injuries, as well as mental or physical harm.
Fixing the teeth of domestic abuse victims is a way to enable them to get back self-confidence. When domestic abuse victims are unable to smile with confidence, it may adversely affect the rest of the person’s life.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation began in 1999 and has been helping domestic violence victims since.