When someone is a victim of domestic violence, they feel powerless. Many are trapped with nowhere to go. When they finally do manage to escape, they’re often stripped of their financial resources and, equally as often, their confidence. This makes it even harder for them to get back on their feet.Give Back a Smile seeks to change that. Top cosmetic dentists donate their time and skill to give a victim of domestic abuse a brand new smile and something to smile about. Recently a well deserving applicant received a smile makeover courtesy of Dr. Burba and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Give Back a Smile program. She wrote to thank him. We love seeing her sparkling new confidence.
Help Survivors of Domestic Violence—By Whitening Your Teeth!
Salem, MA (December 11, 2013)–Dental patients can get whiter, brighter smiles and heal the effects of domestic violence through a whitening fundraiser hosted by local American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Member Dr. Randall Burba and his/her dental team. They will perform whitening treatments, with all proceeds donated to Give Back a Smile (GBAS), program that helps survivors of domestic violence.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) primary program, GBAS, provides cosmetic dental care to survivors of domestic violence who have suffered damage to, or lost, their smiles at the hands of a former intimate partner or spouse. With the support of Heraeus, AACD member volunteers provide whitening treatments to their patients in support of GBAS. Dr. Burba will offer whitening treatments for $80; however, you are welcome to donate more to the program. Remember, all proceeds go to “Give Back A Smile”.
“The GBAS whitening fundraiser is a collaborative way for dentists, their team members, and patients to make a difference in the lives of survivors of domestic violence,” said Dr. Burba. “The fundraiser will benefit everyone who participates.”
How the GBAS Whitening Fundraiser Works
- Heraeus donates whitening kits to participating AACD member volunteers
- Patients who undergo whitening treatments as part of the fundraiser make their payment directly to GBAS
- Contact Dr. Burba’s office at (978) 744.7575 to ask how you can participate in the whitening fundraiser
About Give Back A Smile
The GBAS program was launched May 27, 1999. Since its inception, more than 1,000 domestic violence cases have been completed for a total dollar value of more than $10 million.
“Because more than five million people are affected by domestic violence every year in the United States, there is clearly a need for a program like GBAS to help survivors rejuvenate their lives through the caring hands of a local dentist,” Dr. Burba said.
For complete details about the GBAS program, visit www.givebackasmile.com or call toll-free 800.543.9220. Those interested in finding help with the GBAS program can also visit the Web site www.givebackasmile.com, call the National Hotline at 800.773.GBAS (4227), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.