Wilmington, NC: Do you want a whiter smile? Are you waiting for the right time to get it? The perfect time is now. Today, you can get your teeth whitened while also helping to heal damage done to victims of domestic and sexual violence through a special fundraiser hosted by the dental office of Dr. Stephen Edgerton.
Dr. Stephen Edgerton DDS has announced that his dental office will be the only Wilmington dental office participating in the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Charitable Foundation’s Give Back A Smile Whitening Challenge fundraiser. Give Back A Smile is a program that offers victims of domestic abuse cosmetic restoration of damaged teeth, and a second chance at a stunning smile. The Wilmington-based dentists have volunteered to donate all proceeds collected from whitening treatments to Give Back A Smile starting May 1st, 2016, with a goal to raise $15,000 by April 1st, 2017. While this an auspicious goal, As one of only 400 accredited AACD dentists in the world, Dr. Edgerton has participated for many years giving abused women their lives back by restoring their smiles.
Sponsored by Heraeus Kulzer’s Venus White line of whitening treatment, the AACD’s Give Back A Smile program works when a patient gets whitening treatment at a participating dental office. 100% of the proceeds from the treatment go to no-cost cosmetic dental services for women and men whose frontal teeth have been damaged or broken due to physical violence from a spouse or an intimate partner and have been living in a safe environment for a year or more. This service is provided by volunteer doctors of dental surgery, such as Dr. Edgerton.
“Your smile says a lot about you, so it’s important that you maintain it,” said Dr. Edgerton. “Teeth whitening is the simplest and easiest way to take years off of your appearance. In fact, AACD research shows that the smile is the first thing a person remembers upon meeting you. By participating in our fundraiser, you can get a great smile-and help someone else smile again.”
Drs. Edgerton and Fisher have provided family dental care and cosmetic dental services, including whitening treatments, to Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Landfall, Porters Neck, and the Mayfair Town Center for over 30 years. Committed to North Carolina from their roots, both dentists received their Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of North Carolina. Both dentists strive to make a difference in the community with their practice. Dr. Edgerton is active in the Boy Scouts and Rotary Club, and has a history volunteering for the AACD’s Give Back A Smile. Dr. Fisher stays on the cutting edge of dental care by continuing education at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and attending AACD meetings. The dentists know that participating in the Give Back A Smile Whitening Challenge is another way to strengthen relationships with their patients, their staff, and their neighborhood.
Thrilled to be representing Wilmington, and one of only two participating dental offices in the state of North Carolina, Drs. Edgerton and Fisher seek to show their support in the fight to end domestic violence by repairing smiles and developing hope in our community. Each year, dental offices raise significant funds for this charitable cause. Drs. Edgerton and Fisher hope that by partnering with the Wilmington, NC community, their dental office will be a notable contributor.
The AACD’s Give Back A Smile Whitening Challenge as a fantastic way to make a change. The program was introduced May 27, 1999. Since then, more than 1,400 smiles have been restored for a total dollar value of more than $14 million.
Patients may seek whitening treatments in anticipation of an important event, or simply to brighten their appearance. Whitening treatments result in a youthful look and build confidence, even in patients with happy healthy smiles. By the same token, cosmetic dental surgery for the victims of domestic abuse whose front teeth have been broken in a violent attack works miracles for the self-esteem of survivors. If you’re in the Wilmington area, obtaining a whitening treatment through the dental office of Edgerton and Fisher is a win-win: two smiles for the price of one.
For more information about the Give Back A Smile program, please visit www.givebackasmile.com.