Written by Nova Southeastern University Tuesday, 21 December 2010 14:25
Nova Southeastern University in Florida is offering free dental services to victims of domestic violence who otherwise may not have access to such services.
Battered women can have significant dental needs that often go untreated. In some cases, a battered woman’s dental problems are the direct result of abuse, and her abuser has kept her from receiving dental care for years, or even decades.
Using a 3-year, $850,000-grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine is ready to help by providing examinations, preventive services, restorations, and some dentures to victims of domestic violence.