Everyone deserves a confident smile.
Bring Back a Smile Foundation and Giveaways provide a support platform to help re-habilitate and reconstruct a lost smile.
Eleven years ago, Dr Dee founded the Bring Back a Smile Foundation, donating his time and skills for people born with congenital dental defects and people who were not so fortunate with their dental health.
We’re extremely thankful to welcome an additional 4 clinicians at Vogue Dental Studios who have volunteered to join Dr Dee to make the Bring Back A Smile Foundation (BBASF) accessible to more people in need.
BBASF focusses on patients who have a significant need for treatment due to genetic dental dispositions, cleft lip and palate , facial and oral trauma, violence, or who are suffering hardship with genuine financial constraints.
11 year old Cooper is one of our most deserving patients who came through the program this year. He was born with a rare dental condition that causes his teeth to be lacking in enamel, the outer protective layer of the tooth. Because if this, the next layer in, called Dentin, is exposed. The yellow/orange you see on Cooper’s teeth is that Dentin, which acts like a sponge, absorbing anything it comes into contact with. Over time, this puts the tooth at risk of rotting and having further issues.
On top of the dental issues, sadly Cooper was experiencing bullying at school due to the appearance of his teeth. His beautiful mother, Kirsty, concerned for her boy’s health and wellbeing, reached out to us.
Dr Dee completed smile makeover treatment and smile reconstruction to cover the damaged 20 adult teeth for Cooper. None of his natural teeth were ground down for the procedure.
The procedure allows our brave little man to smile with happiness and also preserve and protect his compromised teeth. Dr Dee will continue to support Cooper and once his jaw has attained full growth in the next 6-8 years, we will plan for more permanent treatment with tougher porcelain.
At the age of 15, Dean was involved in a jet skiing accident which resulted in severe trauma to his front teeth. Throughout the years, he worked hard to save as much as possible in order to restore his smile. This, however, was disrupted by his addiction and investment in his tattoos which put his teeth on hold. Eleven years later, at the age of 26, he decided it was time.
Broken, chipped teeth
Spacing and gaps
Dr Dee completed non-invasive smile makeover treatment for Dean. On the lower arch, Dean received in-chair whitening in addition to a take-home whitening kit to maintain the colour. Old fillings were replaced with new ones and regular 6 monthly check up and cleans have been maintained.
Renee had an eating disorder which led to the deterioration of her teeth. Though the stomach acid had worn out her enamel, her teeth were otherwise healthy. Renee worked hard and was on the road to recovery, but the damage done to her smile was irreversible.
Broken, chipped teeth
Smile makeover treatment and smile reconstruction was completed by Dr Dee. In addition, Renee had in-chair whitening for her lower teeth as well as a a take-home whitening kit for maintenance.
Renee flew down from Queensland to complete her smile makeover after numerous conversations through video calls. She had all her records completed locally and sent to us so Dr Dee was able to extensively plan her case.
This is what we love to see. The moment someone gets a glimpse of their new smile for the first time. This is our patient James and we couldn't be happier for him.
James originally came to us with broken and damaged teeth, he was a victim of violence.
Dr. Dee teamed up with Dr. Betty to help bring a smile back to James's face.
James brought a lot of joy into our clinic and we can't thank him enough for trusting us with his smile.
Jen came through the Bring Back a Smile Foundation program in 2020 after struggling through violence. With many ongoing difficulties and challenges, Jen wanted a fresh start. Jen had over 12 months of progressive dental work to achieve smile makeover treatment.
Jen was one of the most beautiful, kind and lovely people we have ever met, and we're so delighted to have her visit our practice. She lights up the practice with her new smile every time she walks through the door.
Supported by the program, we thank Dr. Kumar, who worked with Dr. Dee, for numerous hours of his time pro bono for Jen's Smile Makeover treatments.
Disclaimer: Jen covered part of the associated lab/material costs. Our Dentists donated their time and expertise.
Though we normally share the complete transformation of our Bring Back A Smile Foundation patients, this lovely patient had gone through so much which had left her hiding her identity and starting a new life for herself.
Our patient told us that she would never smile. She always hated her teeth and even refused to smile in photos with her children. She felt that she had “bent” teeth and hated her gaps from her missing teeth. She was also involved in an accident which had affected her front two teeth when she was younger.
With her new start, she came to see Dr. Dee and began planning her complete smile makeover with the help of the team.
Clinical dentistry by Dr. Aparana Dubey.
Jacqui is one of many deserving patients who came through the program in 2022. Born with a genetic condition called Ectodermal Dysplasia (no second teeth), Jacqui had walked around her entire life with many absent teeth. She had gone through much dental work growing up which made her wary of dentists.
Jacqui was self-conscious growing up and found it difficult to eat properly. Through time, all the dental work that was completed in her mouth was slowly deteriorating. That’s when Jacqui came to us for a solution. With a combination treatment, she was given a new functional smile that allowed her to properly eat.
Our beautiful patient Melina came to us after she had seen an orthodontist to open up her smile to create spacing as she was born with missing laterals. She had undergone braces for a few years before her teeth were finally ready for the next step. In the interim, she was wearing a plate in place of her missing teeth before looking for a more permanent solution.
Melina told us that she had felt self conscious of having missing teeth as she had gotten older and was aware that it had become more noticeable. Her smile makeover was completed with a combination of treatments.
Our incredible patient Sarah* has been amazingly brave, sharing her very personal DV story with us and opening up about what she had gone through. Her history and trauma had led her to have a few missing teeth, dental pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, as well as being self-conscious of how her smile looked.
Sarah* endured severe bodily trauma due to domestic violence but she came to us wanting to leave her past behind her and start a new chapter of her life. She wanted to be able to smile again and show her dad her smiling after hiding it for so long. Her smile makeover was completed with a combination of treatments.
Anna first started looking at getting her dream smile about 4 years ago. Her plans were soon interrupted with a diagnosis of breast cancer. She was told she would have 6 months to live and put her life on hold as she began to experience side-effects from treatment.
With the support of her daughter by her side, Anna continues to inspire us with her optimism. Working with Dr Dee, Anna completed her smile makeover goals. Anna's smile makeover included upper and lower Picasso Porcelain Veneers.
Our vision is to help everyone smile with confidence. To smile is an emotional and physical experience that we believe it should be a positive one, and this is achievable for all when both elements are met with attention and care.
To apply, please email us with a bit about you, your dental condition, and a photo of your smile.
Although we’d love to help everyone who applies, we’re only able to support a small number of patients each year. We are humbled by the response we have had and hope you understand that we can only respond to the successful applicants. The criteria to be considered for treatment will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the participating clinician.
Please direct any BBASF enquiries to email@example.com. Our reception staff are unable to answer direct phone calls or emails regarding the foundation at the moment.
Dr Dee’s professional fee has been and will be zero for people accessing treatment through BBASF, however there may be other laboratory and third party fees depending the nature of the treatment. We are unable to support interstate patients with travel and accommodation arrangements at the moment.