Dr. Jay Shires is helping children in need—one smile at a time. This spring and summer, as part of the Crown Council’s Smiles for Life campaign, Dr. Shires offered teeth whitening services at a significantly reduced price, and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to help children facing serious health and educational problems. This concludes the 17th annual Smiles for Life campaign that has raised more than $36 million to help children’s charities.

During the four-month campaign, Dr. Shires raised 2,500. Half of the funds raised were contributed to Jemicy School for use right here in our community. The other half of the funds were contributed to the Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation for use in health, education and inner city programs that benefit children.

“We had a great campaign this year and would like to thank everyone in the community who came out and helped to make it a success by purchasing whitening services during our campaign, “ explains Dr. Shires, a Crown Council dentist located in Towson, MD. “It has been great seeing the beautiful smiles of our patients after performing whitening services—but it is even better to see the smiles on the faces of the children our contributions are helping to support.”

The Smiles for Life Foundation 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, participating Crown Council dentists offer professional teeth whitening services at a considerably reduced price and donate ALL of the proceeds to children’s charities.

“Smiles for Life is a win-win situation, “explains Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council and one of the founders of the Smiles for Life campaign. “Patients get a brighter smile, our member dentists get the satisfaction of contributing to their community, and best of all, and children who really need our help get a reason to smile.”

 For more information about Smiles for Life, visit www.smilesforlife.org or call 443.519.2405