Holocaust survivors sink teeth into effort
By Kristin Erekson
Saturday, May 27, 2006 – Updated: 02:03 AM EST

As many Bay State Holocaust survivors struggle to fix and pay for their dental woes, a new service is helping them take a bite out of life.
Some survivors of the Holocaust didn’t have dental care and were often malnourished, which led to lifelong problems, said Ellen Fishman, director of Schechter Holocaust Services at Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston. “Our waiting list just grew and grew with those who needed help,â€? she said.
Founded in 2004, the Dental Assistance for Survivors of the Holocaust (DASH) program reaches out to the former European refugees who need to spruce up their smiles.