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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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Causes: Adult Education, Education, Human Services, Victims Services

Mission: The Give Back A Smile program is dedicated to providing cosmetic dental care at no coast to all survivors of domestic violence. We do this by raising awareness of domestic violence, providing volunteer members of the AACD the opportunity to give back to the community, and giving survivors hope for a better tomorrow.

Programs: The AACD Charitable Foundation, Inc Board of Trustees oversees all the programs of the AACDCF

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Did you know that the program "Give Back a Smile," run by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, regularly collects huge sums of money for the program - although none of the money goes toward the treatment of domestic violence victims or to the dentists who volunteer to treat them? And while they used to refer women with traumatic injuries, they now only accept women whose teeth can be fixed by veneers "in the smile zone only". So, those of you women out there who sustained serious tooth or jaw injuries via violence and abuse? You're out of luck, according to the AACD. I guess you only get your smile back if it's a cheap case! Of course, they still use their previous traumatic injury cases to market the program and solicit donations and to mislead contributors. They haven't come out publicly to admit what they tell tens of women daily, I'm sure, that being "you don't qualify for our program." And this, after charging domestic survivors $20 just to have their application reviewed!

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givebackasmile 04/30/2012

This complaint has been addressed.