Dr. Edwards' Blog
Smiles for Life -- A Great Success -- July 19, 2011
The numbers are in for the 2011 Smiles for Life Campaign, and it was a tremendous success! Patients who had their teeth professionally whitened here at Optima Dental Group contributed to the $30 million dollars collected for needy children around the world!
In case you’re not familiar with the Smiles for Life campaign, from March through June this year, we joined hundreds of dental practices throughout the U.S. and Canada to raise money for seriously ill, disabled and underprivileged children throughout the world and in our own community. We offered professional teeth whitening, either Zoom or take-home trays, for up to 70% off. That was made possible with the help of Discus Dental, the company that generously donated all the whitening supplies. Participating dentists donated their time and 100% of the proceeds are going to charity.
Smiles For Life is an organization set up through members of the Crown Council, a prestigious alliance of leading-edge dentists around the world who are strongly committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer, and serving their communities through charitable work.
Half of the money raised here at Optima Dental Group will to the Smiles for Life Foundation. It works with international agencies to help children all over the world.
We chose for the other half of the donations to go to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Express Dental Van. Click here to see a video of how this dentist office on wheels works to help underprivileged children in our area. This program operates strictly on donations.
Thanks to those of you who took advantage of this program. You’ve helped others while doing something nice for yourself. Now you have even more reasons to smile!!
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