Teeth Whitening Benefits Children with Cancer

Posted on June 1, 2011 By

Some people have already done it; others are about to. And it’s all for a good cause.  If you see people with beautifully whitened teeth, chances are they are participating in the 2011 Smiles for Life Campaign, sponsored each year by Toms River dentist Dr. Ron Rotem. 

Dr. Rotem, a member of the national Crown Council, contributes 100 percent of his fees to charity for professionally whitening teeth from March 1 through June 30. Through the national Smiles for Life Campaign, Dr. Rotem has donated $21,000.00 during the past seven years to charities, especially Ocean of Love, a nonprofit organization that aids families whose children have cancer.

This year, Dr. Rotem has already raised $2,100.00.  Dr. Rotem says, “If you are planning to professionally whiten your teeth, this is a wonderful opportunity to do something for yourself and, at the same time, make a difference in a child’s life.” The campaign ends June 30.

To contribute to the 2011 Smiles for Life Campaign, call Dr. Rotem’s office to reserve a date for whitening (732 – 341 – 8500).

 Since 1998, The Smiles for Life Foundation, the charitable arm of the Crown Council, has raised more than $15 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 was graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 1991.  His practice focuses on cosmetic dentistry and conscious sedation.  Dr. Rotem belongs to theAmericanAcademyof 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,TomsRiver, and the Toms River Chapter of Toastmasters.