The Teeth Project
About The Teeth Project
History Of The Teeth Project
People Involved in The Teeth Project



If we are serious about reducing recidivism - all possible avenues to enable people to find a stake in society must be explored. 


This project focuses on state-of-the-art dental reconstruction that is normally prohibitively expensive for most, yet would seem potentially to offer ‘best-practice’ for those people with the poorest dental health.


People who have made tremendous effort to address their drug problems already face numerous barriers in entering the workplace. Those who have lost all or nearly all of their teeth have a form of facial disfigurement. This is a socially disabling and highly stigmatizing mark.

What’s Happened So Far?

Watch this short film that shows how one man’s life was completely changed from July 2011 to April 2012.

Brian was selected as the first person to go through the Teeth Project in 2011. With all his teeth having been extracted whilst in prison in 1999, he had lived with pain and low
self-esteem for the last twelve years due to awful and badly fitting dentures.
He now has a new set of highly functional and natural looking fixed teeth.

Brian is due to complete his psychology degree in New York this year and plans a career in addiction treatment and human rights.

Project Ambition

With the support of top clinicians in Los Angeles and the generosity of two companies that make implants and natural looking fixed teeth, work is currently taking place to make this remarkable process more widely available. The doctors and companies involved are prepared to provide their services for free.  However, nursing, theatre fees and other costs still need to be found.

Candidate Selection Process

Information on this will be available on the website soon