Uno de Mayo brings Smiles

By | May 7, 2014


On Thursday, May 1 Dr. Randy Mitchmore of Life Smiles Dentistry held a “Give Back a Smile” event at Tradition Bank at 5020 Montrose Blvd. The Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program was launched on May 27, 1999. Since then, AACD member dentists, dental laboratories, and other dental professionals have volunteered their time and expertise pro bono, to restore the damaged smiles of more than 1,300 survivors of intimate partner violence for a total dollar value of more than $13 million. There are currently more than 250 applicants that are being treated throughout the United States and Canada.

The “Give Back a Smile” Program is administered by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDF). The AACDCF’s mission is to assist in rebuilding the lives and dignity of survivors of domestic violence through compassionate cosmetic dental services and support programs. Their program provides restorative and cosmetic dentistry in the smile-zone at no cost to qualified survivors through our nationwide network of volunteer cosmetic dentists and our support team of laboratories and dental manufacturers.

The evening was a charitable event to help raise money for the GBAS Program which is a passion of Dr. Mitchmore’s who calls domestic violence “America’s Dirty Little Secret”. He shared with the crowd that he had lost his sister to domestic violence and that he hoped she was looking down smiling at all of the folks who had turned out to make a difference. Dr. Mitchmore also used the event to launch his very first book – The Gift of a Life Smile – which shares stories and successes in making a difference in people’s life’s through giving back a smile! To learn more about Dr. Mitchmore or how you can help GBAS visit Life Smiles can be found on the web at, or (713) 714-3555. Life Smiles is located at 1722 W. Alabama.

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