Recently, I participated in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s charity Give Back a Smile. The charity exists to restore the smiles of domestic abuse victims who have experienced trauma to the mouth. In my case, a local periodontist performed a bone and tissue graft and I replaced two missing teeth with a partial denture. The patient was so appreciative and gave me a hug when she saw the final result. She is currently seeking employment and is now able to enter interviews more confidently.

If you are interested in participating by providing dental work for survivors of domestic violence, check out the Give Back a Smile webpage for more information.