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GEDC Supports Local Domestic Violence Victims

September 7, 2016

Great Expressions and Schools Collect Dental Items for Women in Crisis

DALLAS, TX – Sept. 28, 2016 – Each year in Texas, domestic violence results in an estimated 1,200 deaths and 2 million injuries among women. To aid victims in crisis in Dallas, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is introducing its Dental Deputies program – a community-based initiative partnering with local schools to collect dental hygiene items for donation to domestic violence shelters during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October).

Working with neighborhood preschools, daycare centers and schools to gather donations, GEDC will match each item collected. Participating schools will also receive free dental care education tips during a visit from their local GEDC dentist. Donations will be delivered to the Dallas-based Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support center.

?Victims of domestic violence often flee their homes with just the clothes on their backs, and are often in need of essential items such as dental care products,? said Richard Beckman, CEO of Great Expressions Dental Centers. ?GEDC and its school partners will work to provide relief to these victims, while raising youth’s awareness to the importance of oral health care.?

GEDC is inviting additional community partners to join the cause in hopes of maximizing the number of items collected in support of women in crisis. Schools and other organizations interested in supporting the Dental Deputies program should contact their local GEDC office. To find your local center, please visit


About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in preventive dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Texas. One of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. For more information, go to

Great Expressions Dental Centers? branded practices are independently owned and operated in specific states by licensed dentists and their professional entities who employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. Office practices may vary and patients should contact the dental office for treatment and service issues.

Megan McCarl
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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