Photo: Dentists rebuild smiles of women experiencing domestic violence With around one in six women experiencing domestic violence at the hands of a partner according to figures from the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Personal Safety Survey released on Tuesday, the Australian Dental Health Foundation is providing free dental care to women who have received oral injuries. The Foundation’s Rebuilding Smiles program delivers pro bono dental treatment to women experiencing domestic violence who may have suffered immediate dental trauma or ongoing oral health problems. By working with domestic violence support agencies, the Foundation receives applications for assistance from affected women and their families and then places them with Australian dentists who provide their treatment free of charge. Rebuilding Smiles® delivered about $65,000 of pro bono care to women who’d experienced domestic violence in 2017/2018 and $164,423 in 2018/2019. The generosity of volunteer dentists, together with sponsors, has helped […]