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Dent in dashboard above glove compartment

I've created quite a dent in my boyfriend's 96 prelude.. its on the the passenger side on the top of the dashboard above the glove compartment. theres a smile rectangular panel in the center thats dented in. No airbag went off or anything, but he told me it's ruined and could possibly cost thousands to fix because of the airbag.
Should I be looking for an entirely new dash? Is there a way to get the dent out without destroying anymore of his car? what can I do?
Thankyou

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