These dentists work together to empower domestic abuse survivors.

After six years and $500,000 in restorative dental work, Project Restoring Smiles, which operates under the Dr. Borna Meisami Commemorative Foundation, is preparing to expand outside of the Greater Toronto Area with the help of a four-year funding grant through Green Shield. The project focuses on providing free care to female survivors of domestic abuse.
“The women we see have been caught in a vicious cycle of abuse that has led them to depression and self-neglect. Over time, we see them transform into empowered women,” says Dr. Renu Varshney, DMD, of Broadview Dental Clinic and co-founder of Project Restoring Smiles.

The project offers these women a full scope of treatments, from dental implants to surgery, braces and more. To date, the foundation has helped 30 women restore their confidence and refocus on self-care and empowerment. 

“We know the potential is there for these women, but they’re broken. With each treatment and follow up appointment, we see them start to heal and improve all aspects of their lives,” notes
Dr. Varshney. “Every opportunity we have to spend with these women is an opportunity to empower them and we feel privileged to be a part of their journey.”


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*A small team of approximately 28, Project Restoring Smiles is looking for more volunteers. Contact the administrative team at info@ or phone 1-416-915-4495
for more information.