Cary Family Dental’s Four-Month Campaign Yields a $5,700 Donation to Smiles for Hope Foundation
Award-winning dental practice raises money to help supply and operate dental clinic in the Dominican Republic
CARY, NC – December 8, 2011 – For the sixth consecutive year, Dr. Allan Acton and Cary Family Dental offered teeth whitening services at a significantly reduced price to help benefit those less fortunate. During a four-month fundraising effort, the Cary dental practice raised $5,700 for Smiles for Hope Foundation (www.smilesforhope.org), an organization affiliated with Smiles for Life that provides ongoing dental outreach expeditions for dentists, their teams, and their families.
Smiles for Hope Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Foundation committed to the idea that everyone should all have the chance to serve their fellow human beings if given the opportunity. Smiles for Hope Foundation provides that opportunity by offering an avenue for dental professionals to serve the “poorest of the poor” through dental services—both preventive and rehabilitative.
The money raised by Cary Family Dental allowed the practice to send team members to the Dominican Republic to offer dental services to those who need it most. Cary Family Dental manager, Beth Hertrick, said that practice team members have wanted to get involved with mission work for some time, and Smiles for Hope Foundation presented the ideal opportunity.
“We’ve wanted to do this for years, but never had the opportunity until now,” says Hertrick. “As a team, we wanted to lend our unique talent to this important cause. Traveling to the Dominican Republic was an amazing experience and allowed us to not only change the lives of those in need, but also provided a unique and life-changing experience for our entire team.”
The Smiles for Life Foundation (www.smilesforlife.org) is the children’s charity organization of the Crown Council, an organization of leading-edge dentists throughout North America. Each year, over a four-month period, Crown Council dentists participating in the Smiles for Life campaign offer professional teeth whitening services at a considerably reduced price and donate 100% of the proceeds to children’s charities. Last year, Cary Family Dental had the distinction of being ranked in the Top Five Percent of national Smiles for Life fundraising participants. Since their participation in the Smiles for Life fundraising initiative, Cary Family Dental has raised just over $70,000 for the charity.
About Cary Family Dental
Cary Family Dental is located near the corner of Kilmayne Drive and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, NC and provides a trusted tradition of personalized, comfortable, and affordable care. Dr. Allan Acton has trained extensively and offers comprehensive cosmetic and family dental care in Invisalign, veneers, implants, dentures, emergency care, fillings, crowns, root canals and periodontal therapy. Dr. Acton has been recognized as one of the Best Cosmetic Dentists in western Wake County by Cary Magazine in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Cary Family Dental serves families in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Morrisville, and the surrounding areas. For more information, call 919-371-4428 or visit www.carydental.com.
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