I am a University student in the lower mainland wanting to give back. This fundraiser is our opportunity to give back to an astonishing charity that gives back to victims of domestic violence through cosmetic dentistry and support services. Give Back a Smile (GBAS) heals some of the most devastating effects of domestic and sexual violence These treatments provide an effective, durable and aesthetic solution for damaged smiles and often require a considerable investment The cost of a single dental implant can range from $3,000 to $4,500, and full mouth reconstruction with implants can cost upwards of $60,000. Many victims of abuse are unable to afford the cost of treatment. Which makes programs like GBAS essential in helping victims reclaim their smile The Impact 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victimized by some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. 75 percent of domestic violence affects the head/face. Approximately 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute; which equates to more than 10 million. Other Ways You Can Help Raising awareness Providing volunteer members of the AACD Giving survivors hope for a better tomorrow
Give Back A Smiles Mission
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDCF) assists in rebuilding the smiles and lives of adults who’ve suffered dental injuries from domestic and sexual violence, through compassionate cosmetic dental services and support programs.
We believe that everyone deserves to live a life that is free of danger and violence. While we work to heal the effects of domestic violence, we also strive to promote awareness about domestic violence in hopes of stopping it.This donation only takes seconds to forever change the smile and the life of a survivor of domestic or sexual violence. Our goal is to raise 1000 toward this program to make a positive impact on an individual's life forever.
GBAS volunteer dentists provide on average $8,000 worth of smile-zone restoration treatment at no charge to qualified adult domestic violence survivors. Programs like Give Back a Smile are essential when you consider the following statistics provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
Victims may experience trauma to the jaw, including broken, chipped and knocked-out teeth. There is a significant need for programs like Give Back a Smile, whose member dentists are giving back by restoring the smiles of domestic abuse survivors. Give Back a Smile is dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence reclaim their smiles, their self-esteem, and their lives.