In 2012, TdB developed, in a partnership with Dental Amil, the project Apolônias do Bem, which provides free dental treatment to women who have experienced domestic violence.
A historical character, Apolonia lived in Alexandria and died in 249, after being arrested, beaten and have her teeth broken and torn. With the project, the TdB takes dental care for women today, which also stamp the mark of violence on their faces.
Those women already have a network of aid. However, no dental care aid is provided by any organization.
The situation worsens as domestic violence often affect dentition. To denounce this sad reality, the project Apolônias do Bem offered full dental treatment to 400 women in the first two years, and will keep attending 200 women each future year.
The beneficiaries are selected in trials conducted by the team of TdB in special homes to support women who have experienced domestic violence.
The dental treatment is performed by Amil Dental credentialed dentists. Thus, unlike the project dentista do bem, Apolônias do Bem does not use the work with volunteers.