The Faces Foundation was founded in 2014 by Dr. Daron Praetzel. Dr Praetzel is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon as well as a board certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. He and his partner, Dr. Aaron Baldwin, perform the majority of the facial surgeries. The Faces Foundation is a pay it forward concept.
The Faces Foundation provides no-cost facial reconstruction services to those in need of such services, that can not afford to have the procedures. Our focus is primarily related to birth defects, wounds and reconstruction from accidents and war. The patient is selected through a board review and application process. The patient and family are required to "pay it forward" by volunteering hours at our affiliated non-profit organizations. The surgeons wave all their professional fees. The cost for the surgical supplies, surgical staffing, anesthesia and surgical prothesis or reconstructive plating systems, adds incredible expense for each patient's surgical procedures. Some selected patients require multiple surgeries. These surgeries are life changing.