I am excited to announce my pledge to donate $10,000 to Smile Train if we win a Townie Choice Award this year!

Smile Train is a non-profit organization that targets the problem of cleft lip and palate among children. They provide doctors with the training and funding necessary to provide simple and immediate cleft-repair surgeries. Thanks to the Smile Train, millions of children are able to eat, breathe and smile with ease for the first time in their lives.

We’ve had the honor of winning a Townie Choice Award for the category of “Consultants and Advisors” for the past four years in a row. This year, I want to show my gratitude for the community’s encouragement by giving back to those who deserve it the most.

The Townie Choice Awards are a wonderful way to recognize those who are going above and beyond the call of duty in the dental industry, and are voted on by dentists and their associates.

We are TRULY honored to be recognized by those who we work with on a daily basis, but this awards season, we are hoping to turn the focus from OUR successes, back to the successes of non-profit organizations like Smile Train that strive to impact the lives of those in need.

I believe that giving back is key to succeeding in life, and I encourage my 182 staff members (as well as the 17,000 doctors and staff that attended our events last year) to regularly donate their time, energy, and money to causes that impact the community.

This year, I’ve chosen Smile Train as the recipient of this pledge because my entire team believes so strongly in the work that this organization is doing, and in the smiles that they brighten every day.

Feel free to share the news of this offer and to help us reach the goal! Visit www.YourTownieVote.com for more information on the quick and simple voting process!

I really hope that this exciting opportunity will spread awareness of the impact of both organizations, while inspiring others to make giving a priority.

Until next time,