American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation Annual Report November 2017 – October 2018

Dear Friends:

Over the past year, movements like #MeToo, #SurvivorSpeaks and #TimesUp have been a collective force for empowering women who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. These movements have started a global conversation, but there’s more work to do. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical violence from an intimate partner, and 75% of assaults are targeted towards the head and face. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDCF) continues to play a crucial role in part of the healing process for survivors of domestic and sexual violence by restoring damaged smiles through the Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program.

Since the program’s inception, more than 1,700 damaged smiles have been restored. This past year, 67 people were connected with volunteer dentists for smile restoration services, and we’re on a mission to do more.

You are invited to learn more about this year’s accomplishments detailed in this annual report. We are especially delighted to share stories from our program recipients, like LaQuita. On behalf of the AACDCF leadership team and all the courageous survivors of domestic and sexual violence who need GBAS services, thank you for making our work possible.

In partnership,

Parihan Tamkin, DDS, AACDCF Board of Trustees Chair

Lisa Fitch, CAE, AACDCF Director

Our Core Values: Integrity, Generosity, Peace, Compassion & Compliance

Our Mission: The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation assists in rebuilding the smiles and lives of adults who’ve suffered dental injuries from domestic and sexual violence, through compassionate cosmetic dental services and support programs.

Our Vision: Restore a Smile, Restore a Life

Leadership Team

Charitable Impact

GBAS has given me back my self-confidence and built my self-esteem back up. I am able to smile again and laugh without hiding behind my hands.
  • 35 smile restorations completed
  • GBAS patients each received an average of $10,000 in smile-restoration services
  • 67 new program applicants connected with a volunteer dentist
  • 16 volunteer dental laboratories donated their time and talents to restore smiles
  • Your donations assisted 49 patients with the expenses of traveling to and from their 128 dental appointments

$4,000 in educational scholarships awarded

My experience was life-changing. You gave me my life back; my smile, my confidence, my self-esteem.

LaQuita's Story

LaQuita is a singer, actress, artist and teacher from Chicago. She was in a relationship with someone she thought she loved. Over time, he became verbally and physically violent. One night, with her young son in the room, he hit her in the face with a large radio. Her entire face was swollen, her front teeth damaged, but even more so, her self-esteem, career and heart were destroyed. She missed work for a week as she could not bring herself to be in front of her students she vowed to inspire.

LaQuita left that relationship, and by doing so, she became homeless. She felt broken, ashamed to talk to anyone and lacked the confidence to carry on with her singing career. Her entire life was flipped upside down.

Years later, a friend told her about the Give Back a Smile program. Dr. Parihan Tamkin restored her smile and completely changed her life. She states “Every aspect of my life has been not only restored but upgraded. Dr. Tamkin is the best doctor I’ve had. I came to her broken, embarrassed and defeated. I was ready to give up on my music and performing. Dr. Tamkin, her staff and the Give Back a Smile program saved my life by restoring my smile.”

At AACD 2018, we had the honor of experiencing LaQuita’s amazing musical talents. Her performance was moving and unforgettable.


With Gratitude

Thank you to those who Supported the AACDCF this Year!

DentalPost Jumps in the Lake

The DentalPost team has been a supporter of Give Back a Smile for 6 years. They host an annual event called “Go Jump In the Lake” hosted by DentalPost CEO and founder Tonya Lanthier, where they invite friends and family to her lake home to spread awareness and celebrate GBAS.

This year they engaged the entire dental community to help raise money leading up to their big event. All their efforts generated $10,000 for the program!

DoctorLogic Cycles for Smiles

DoctoLogic President, Kip Young and his wife cycled 300 miles in eight days from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD and back on the Great Allegheny Pass, all in support of Give Back a Smile! Throughout their journey, they spread the word about Give Back a Smile and ran a fundraising campaign which raised nearly $2,000.

Whitening Fundraiser

Fundraiser Sponsor

Whitening Challenge Participants

Gold Level: $5,000 and above

Kenneth L. Banks, DDS, AAACD

Garheeb Dental Group

Bronze Level: $1,000-$2,999

Steven Fife, DDS

Julie M. Gillis, DDS, AAACD

Troy M. Gombert, DDS

Richard S. Jaffe, DDS

Nelson C. Kanning, DDS

Sam Pominville, DDS

Linda M. Robinson, DMD

Jonathan B. Smith, DDS

Kerri L. White, DDS

Race for Smiles

Premier Sponsor
Premier Sponsor

Also supported by: Michael Weiss, DDS and Helm Fencing Inc.

2018 Virtual Race for Smiles participants

Volunteers who've Contributed to the Completion of a GBAS Smile Restoration this year


Steven B. Andreaus, DDS, AAACD

Stefan A. Andren, DDS

Maya Bachour, DDS

Steven H. Brooksher, DDS, AAACD

Paul D. Epstein, DMD

Steven A. Ghareeb, DDS

Heng Guang, DDS

Jamielynn M. Hanam-Jahr, DDS

Christopher Hatae, DDS

Brian L. Henningsen, DDS

Paul M. Holliday, DDS

Gary R. Hubbard, DDS, AAACD

Lynn A. Jones, DDS, AAACD

Michael B. Kimble

John D. Kling, II, DDS, MAGD, AAACD

Gerald M. Lande, DDS

Les Latner, DDS, AAACD

Caitilin R. Martini, DMD

Emily R. McCarthy, DDS

Davis W. Morgan, DDS

Nancy A. Norling, DDS, FAACD

Kim S. Okamura, DDS

Wynn H. Okuda, DMD, FAACD

Bradley J. Olson, DDS, FAACD

David A. Pereira

Deanna Risos, DMD

Aparna Sadineni, DDS, AAACD

Frederick E. Solomon, DMD, PC

Bryan H. Stimmler, DDS

John Derek Tieken, DDS

Vahid Varasteh, DMD

Robert F. Walker, DDS

Kerri L. White, DDS

Jerry J. Woolf, DDS, AAACD

Jennifer Zhang, DDS


Baker Dental Lab

Dani Dental

Frontier Dental Laboratory

Functional Esthetics

Glidewell Laboratories

Haupt Dental Lab

Idoc Dental Lab

Keller Laboratories, Inc.

Keller Laboratories, Inc.

Natural Art Prosthetics

New Age Dental Studio

Pro-Tech Dental Arts

ReCreations Dental Studios

Somer Dental Lab

Spectrum Dental Studio

Stewart Dental Lab

Valley Dental Arts


Mark Beckman

Gerald Cohen, DDS

Eric R. Engel, MD

Mark Jensen, DDS

Anthony Skinner, DDS

Silent Auction Item Donors

Unser Ahmed

Dr. Steven Andreaus

Ashley Latter Ltd.

Dierks Bentley

Dr. Marilyn Calvo

Chicago Blackhawks

daVinci Dental Studios

DMG America, LLC

James Gibson

GLO Science

Dr. Ronald Goodlin

Green Bay Packers

IQ Technology

Ivoclar Vivadent

Trish Jones


Komet USA

Dr. Les Latner

Little Big Town

Nadia International

Patient News Publishing


Shofu Dental

The Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics


Dr. Dennis Wells

Dr. John Weston

Dr. Kerri White

Silent Auction Participants

David Coppola

John Duca

Kaori Ema

Dr. Nelson C kanning

Dr Les Latner

Becky Long

Andrew Lunn

Tim Mahoney

James Mitchell

Scott Greenhalgh, DDS, PC

William Lawrence Poehlmann

Timothy Reaume

Rudolph E Roman

Mark Sayeg

Thomas Senif

Naomi Sever

Jason Stark

John Sullivan

Kenneth Wright

Monetary Donors

Above $5,000

Dental Post


Paula Carano

Dental Furnace Elements

Adel Ghanem

Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

Barb Kachelski, CAE

Brian A. Klaich, DMD

Les Latner, DDS, AAACD

LK Dental Studio

Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, AAACD

McGill & Hill Group

Patterson Foundation

Cheryl A. Pearson, DMD, AAACD


Bruce R. Adams, DDS

Linda Bane

Mary Anne S. Baysac, DDS

Marilyn R. Calvo, DDS, AAACD

Loren Corbridge

T Brad Courts

Duane P. Delaune, DDS

Bernee C. Dunson, DDS

Lisa Fitch, CAE

Michael Formenius, DDS

Steven A. Ghareeb, DDS

Julie M. Gillis, DDS, AAACD

Scott Greenhalgh, DDS

Joanne Hardy

Samye Joplin Young

Richard C. Lane, DDS

Steve Mace

Carolyn Madaus

Peter W. Martin, DDS

Amanda Koeppel McCauley, DDS

Peter B. Nelson, DDS

Stevan J. Orser, DDS, AAACD

Alex Pastel, DDS

Trushar Patel, DMD

Heidi Phillips-Adams

David G. Polhemus, DDS

Phyllis Probst

Remington Reynolds

Jack Ringer, DDS, FAACD

Harry Ringer, DDS

Natalie S. Roth, DDS

Sharon Runk

Rick Sonntag, RDT, AAACD

Douglas R. Wall, DDS

Kerri L. White, DDS

David F. Wilhelm

Under $200

Mohammed I. Abuanzeh, BDS

Lazaro Acosta

Joshua M. Agbogidi, BDS

Kelsey Agnew

Christopher P. Altadonna, DDS

Barbara Altman

Maureen Anderson

Derek N. Appelblatt, DDS

Eric D. Arias, DDS, AAACD

Stanley D. Armstrong, DMD, AAACD

J. Fred Arnold, III, DMD, FAACD

Don C. Atkins, III, DDS

Michael Augins

Praveen Ayethepalle, BDS

Henry Babbit

Jeffrey A. Babushkin, DDS, AAACD

Amiee Bachman-Vaughn, DMD

Mary Beth Bajornas

Vitoria Barion

Taylor Baumann

Robbie L. Baxter, DDS

Joseph D. Bedich, DDS

Marek Bedynski, RDT

Yassine Ben Miled

Nicholas Bencie, DMD

Matthew J. Bernal, DDS, AAACD

Joshua O. Bietenholz, DMD

Marta L. Biskup, DDS

Jorge R. Blanco, DDS, AAACD

Keith Boenning, DDS

Joan Botchko

Brad Boughner

Maria Brannstrom, DDS

Karen Braswell-Winkle

Thomas C. Bridges, DDS

William J. Brim, DMD

Mary Brooks

Frank Brown

Mary Burke

John R. Calamia, DMD

Steve Cambell

Richard Canizares, DMD

Jerome Y. Cha, DDS, AAACD

Kevin Church

Rob Cleveland

Magdalene N. Clouser, DMD

Stacy V. Cole, DDS

Randy Conklin

Darcy Copeland

Dan Copp, DDS

David M. Coppola, DDS

Jarrod C. Cornehl, DDS

Rick Craig

Michael J. Crete, DDS

Thomas Cyphers

Robert M. Daly, DDS

Mary Danusis Cooper

Cody Diamond

Jennifer Dickerson

Anthony J. DiGregorio, DDS

Kiley Dorton

Paul E. Dougherty, DDS

Joyce DyFoon

Nancy E. Dysinger, DDS

Nabil Elsheshai

Glen E. Emrick, II, CDT, AAACD

Rania Fayez

Felicia Fell

Angela M. Ferrari, DDS

Fred R. Fielding, DDS

Ken Finkelstein

Mary Fisher-Day

Mark Fleming

Brian M. Folse

Adam A. Francois, DMD

Sheila Frank

Peter D. Fredrickson, DDS

John F. French, Jr., DMD

Keith M. Friefeld, DDS

Jim Gibson

Andrew J. Giesa, DMD

Brian J. Gilbert, DDS, AAACD

Michele A. Giuffre, DMD

Steven Gomez

Barbara Gordin

John Christian Gowan, DDS

Carl S. Graves, DDS

Amanda Green

Joshua J. Hall, DMD

Beth Harrer

Grant Harwell

Margit Haupt

Ginny Hegarty

Cindy Heischmidt

Shannon Hilliard

Ivan W. Ho, DDS

Kim Hollenbeck

April Huey

William Hyde

Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim, BSc, DDS

Isaias G. Iniguez, DDS, AAACD

Thomas C. Jagor, DDS

Rich Janis

Phyllis Jemmott

Frederick S. Johnson, DMD

Maureen Johnston

El Mehdi Jouhadi, DMD

Stephen Juris

Shafiq Kara, DDS

Jack T. Kayton, DDS

Kim Keel

Dan Kehoe

Wayne E. Kerr, DDS

Pradeep Khurana

Michael Kinno, DDS

Karen H. Klocko, DDS

Mark A. Kochman, DDS

Anne Michelle Korkis

Shammick Kotecha, DMD

Stephen E. Kozelko, DDS

Sharan Kumar, MDS

Rosa M. LaBranche

Michele Lacey

Scott J. LaFont, DDS

Paul Landman, DDS, FAACD

Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Earl R. Larson, DDS

Melissa Laverack

Raul Ledesma, DMD

Dwight Lee, DDS

Lisa Legg

Irving J. Leonard, DDS

Cherie LePenske

Jay M. Lerner, DDS

Jonathan Levy, DDS

D. Andrew Lewis, DDS, FAGD

Jan Linhart, DDS

Sherri Lukes

Andrea Lynn

Keith T. MacDonald, DDS

Clara M. Macias, DMD

Abdelaziz Majdoub, DMD

Angie M. Mangual

B J Mann

Tracie Marie

Marianella Marin Rivera, DDS, AAACD

John K. Marshall

Rey Martinez, DDS

Kristina Mattson-Grimm

Pam McElroy

Cynthia A. McKim, DMD, FAACD

Sean Mclaren

Tara L. Meachum, DDS

Rita M. Medwid, DDS

Alfonso J. Merola IV, IV, DDS

Jill Meyer-Lippert

Alberto J. Meza, DDS, AAACD

Jackson Michael

Linda Miles

Andi J. Miro, DDS

Mika Miyamoto, DMD

Ginger Moll

Raul A. Montalvo, DDS

Shawn Montanio, CPA

Patrick Michael Moore, DDS

William J. Moorhead

Robin Morrison

Neri Moss, DMD

Donald Murn

Libba Murphey

Patrick A. Murray, DDS, AAACD

Shahrzad Nadizadeh

Geoff Nagel

Etsuo Nakahara, DDS, AAACD

Julie R. Nathanson, DDS

Jay Neuhaus, DDS

John R. Nosti, DMD

Clark Nowlin

Stuart O'Day

John T. O'Horo, DMD

Kelsey Olson

Cristian Parascan, DMD

Richard Parris

Gilbert G. Parrott, DDS

Amy Parsol

Stella Patricia Patino, DDS

Fred H. Peck, DDS, FAACD

Richard R. Pellegrini, DDS

F Davis Perry, DDS

Andrea Pointer

Kerusso Pooley

Nicholas J. Pournaras, DMD, AAACD

Helen Pridmore

Beth Probinsky

Michael Rackover

Matthew Rader

Darcy Ranck-Lyons, DDS

Tom Randle

Prasanna L. Ravuri, DDS

Adam Redes

Chris Reed

Neal Reeves

Andre Riley

Bambi Riley

William B. Risk, DDS

Marlene Rivera, DMD

Mary Robb

John F. Robison, DMD

Augusto A. Robles, DDS, MS, DMD

Lynette A. Rodgers

Lynnette Rogers

Fred M. Rosen, DDS

Thomas S. A. Rosenberg, DDS

Robin M. Santiago, DMD

Tammy M. Sarles, DMD

Elizabeth Sarquis Yunis

David M. Satnick, DMD

Mark G. Sayeg, DDS

David A. Schaefer, DMD, AAACD

Hans-Dieter Schulte

Anthony M. Sementa, DDS

Ed Serzo

Greg Sherman, DDS

Nushin Shir, DDS

Harris B. Siegel, DMD

Mateus Silva

Joe D. Simpson, DDS

Bill Skillas

Jeffrey R. Skupny, DMD

Sarah K. Slone, DMD

Adrian Soderlund

Michael A. Sohl, DDS

John Stamper

Bruce A. Stewart, DDS, AAACD

Nancy M. Stewart, DDS

Laurence H. Stone, DDS

Travis Stout

Shirley Stovall

Roumiana B. Stoycheva, DDS

Randall Sullivan

Sydnie Summers

William H. Swearingen, DDS, AAACD

Melissa A. Taylor-Burton, DMD

Jami Telgren

Victoria Tevault

Kristy Theis

Christine C. Theroux, DDS, AAACD

Allan S. Thomas, DMD, AAACD

Darya Timin, DDS

Chirrie Toomey

Mimi Tran

Steven J. Tuckman, DMD

Wesley J. Urich, DDS, AAACD

Julie Varney

Ossie R. Vereen, CDT, MDT, AAACD

Tuan A. Vo, DDS

Christian-Axel Von Rosenbach, DDS

Erum Waheed

Gerhart Walch

Shane Walsh

John K. Weaver, DMD

John F. Weston, DDS, FAACD

Kurt Wheeler

J. Quint Whipple, CDT

Cheril Whitman

Karry K. Whitten, DDS

Don Wiles

Timothy Williams, DDS

Kimberly Winchester

Linda Wood

Kenneth C. Wright, DDS

Cynthia Young

Kyle Zak

Tammy Zeineddin

Camille J. Zelen, DDS

Skye Zeller

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