Supporting Healthy Smiles for Life
According to smilesforlife.org, “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 excellence in their fields, continuing education, serving their communities through charitable work, and focusing on treating patients, not teeth. This year, from March through June, hundreds of dental practices throughout the US and Canada are professionally whitening teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world.
“Basically, The Smiles For Life Foundation is the children’s charity arm of the Crown Council. Philips Oral Healthcare (makers of ZOOM! teeth bleaching and BriteSmile trays) DONATES ALL of the tooth whitening supplies, and participating Crown Council dentists DONATE ALL of their time. Together, they offer professional teeth bleaching services at substantially reduced prices (donations) with 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO A CHILDREN’S CHARITY. In the past we have geared donations towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Haven House of Pasadena, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cure Autism Now, and Mattel Children’s Hospital and this year we are proud to say that all proceeds will be going to City of Hope.
“After your appointment, you will make your payment for your teeth bleaching procedure to the Smiles For Life Foundation. 50% of that payment will be earmarked for a local children’s charity, if applicable, selected by your dentist. The remainder is given to an children’s charity approved by the Smiles For Life Foundation. It’s as simple as that. Whiten your teeth and help a child.
“Whether or not you choose to have your own smile whitened, you can make a HUGE difference for these children by simply sharing this opportunity with your friends, family members, and coworkers on Facebook. Simply become a fan of our Facebook page—then share this message with all of YOUR friends on Facebook! You can also follow us on Twitter and help by re-tweeting this message. So, even if you can’t help through your own teeth bleaching appointment, you can make it possible for others to help because of your efforts.”
Dr. Von Bulow is proud to participate in the Smiles for Life program.