2016 Smiles for Life Begins – Local Dentist Donates Fees to Help Children

Posted on March 14, 2016 By

If you whiten your teeth between now and June 30, you will be helping families whose children have cancer or children who need cleft palate surgery. Each year Toms River dentist Dr. Ron Rotem participates in the Smiles for Life Campaign by donating 100 percent of his time whitening teeth.

Last year, Dr. Rotem donated $1,800 from the Smiles for Life Campaign to Ocean of Love, a nonprofit organization that aids families whose children have cancer, and The Smile Train, which provides surgery for children who need cleft palate surgery. Through the national Smiles for Life Campaign, Dr. Rotem has donated more than $55,000.00 during the past 12 years to charities.

Dr. Rotem, a member of the national Crown Council, says, “If you are planning to professionally whiten your teeth, why not take this opportunity to help a child.”

To contribute to the 2016 Smiles for Life Campaign, call Rotem Dental Care to reserve a date for whitening (732–341–8500). Dr. Rotem will donate 100 percent of the cost of materials and his time for the whitening, which will directly benefit Ocean of Love and The Smile Train.

Since 1998, The Smiles for Life Foundation, the charitable arm of the Crown Council, has raised more than $30 million for children’s charities across North America because members of Crown Council dental practices have agreed to donate the cost of professional tooth whitening during the Smiles for Life campaign.

Dr. Rotem graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 1991. His practice focuses on cosmetic dentistry and conscious sedation. Dr. Rotem belongs to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, NJ Chapter of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, the International College of Cranial Mandibular Orthopedics, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth/Ocean Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Rotem is an active member of the Crown Council. He is also a member of the Jersey Shore Business Network, Toms River.