A worldwide group is helping put smiles on thefacesof the less fortunate. An initiative in the US is seeing donations being made to dental practices to help them carry out cosmetic dentistry procedures for those who cannot afford treatment. Products such as Zoom teeth whitening and dental implants are being handed out to needy recipients as part of the Smiles for Life programme, with celebrity dentist Dr Bill Dorfman – star of Extreme Makeover – backing the scheme. Children not just in the US, but around the world, are benefiting from Smiles for Life, with hundreds of dental offices around the globe taking part and providing much-needed assistance to children, in particular from poorer backgrounds. Elsewhere, Daily Breaking News recently reported that anyone worried about the appearance of their smile has been reassured there are treatments available that can help them solve this problem. The publication noted that dentistry has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years.