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Ginger Price DDS Gives Back AZ Smiles to Domestic Violence Survivors

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Cosmetic dentistry has grown in popularity but most people associate it with smile design services for celebrities, or those who simply want to enhance their appearance. While this might be true in some cases, the average person often seeks help to sort out their bite or correct problems. But there are other stories you might not know about that happen in our dental Phoenix location.

Ginger Price DDS is passionate about cosmetic dentistry and so she participates in efforts to support the little known story of the Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program. She wholeheartedly supports this service with her time and talent. So, you are probably wondering  just what GBAS is.

A project of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF), the program goal is to help heal the effects of domestic violence by providing free consultation and dental treatment for those who survive the aftermath of domestic violence.

“Through the Give Back a Smile program, AACD members assist survivors by treating their dental injuries that were sustained from domestic violence, so that they may reclaim their smiles, their self-esteem and, ultimately, their lives.” — Ginger Price DDS Family Cosmetic Dentistry Phoenix, AZ.

How to Begin the GBAS Cosmetic Dentistry Process

If you know someone whose smile has sustained injury after abuse from a former intimate partner or spouse, urge them to contact GBAS toll-free at (800) 773-4227 to begin the process to rejuvenate their smile.

Next, an appointment with their counselor, domestic violence advocate, social worker, or therapist is necessary to help them to complete the advocate section of the GBAS application.

The Give Back a Smile Program will then perform an initial review of the application, however, the dentist has the final say as to the eligibility of the applicant. Once eligibility is determined, AACD will connect the applicant with a local GBAS volunteer dentist who will provides treatment at no charge to the recipient of the services.

“Because more than 5 million people are affected by domestic violence every year in the United States and Canada, 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. Price said.

In July 2001, the AACD was one of only eight organizations in the world to receive the Award of Excellence and the prestigious Associations Advance America Summit Award for its GBAS program.

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), of Washington, D.C., sponsors this yearly national competition to recognize the charitable organizations that make the most effort to advance American society.

Visit the Give Back a Smile website for more information or call their office toll-free at (800) 543-9220. If you feel you qualify, call the GBAS National Hotline at (800) 773-GBAS (4227) or e-mail qivebackasmile@aacd.com to get the process started.

If you are a journalist interested in doing a local article on this topic, feel free to contact Dr Ginger at our dental Phoenix office.

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