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Dr. Hoda Bassiri joins local community to effect worldwide change during 2017 Smiles for Life campaign

[Raleigh, NC] – March 1, 2017 – When local dental patients have their teeth whitened, they can smile a little brighter knowing that they are also bringing a smile to the face of a child in need. The 18th annual Smiles For Life Campaign began on March 1st, which means dental patients nationwide can brighten a child’s future just by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Hoda Bassiri. The campaign runs from March 1 until June 30, and 100% of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures done at Fusion Dental Care are contributed directly to the Smiles for Life Foundation. This foundation uses donations from the community to help fund worthy children’s charities and humanitarian work, both locally and around the world. As an additional incentive, each tooth whitening patient enjoys their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate. Patients love the unique opportunity to improve the lives of disadvantaged children while also enhancing their own smile. Since its creation, the Crown Council’s Smiles For Life Campaign has raised over $36,000,000 for seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged kids. That’s a staggering $2M a year average, all thanks to participation from local communities and dental practices. Smiles For Life hopes to continue this tremendous pace for donations this year. “Smiles For Life allows a person to help children in need by doing something that benefits them as well,” explains Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council. “Dr. Hoda Bassiri and team donate their time and expertise, while Ultradent generously provides all Opalescence whitening products. You receive a brighter smile, and best of all, provide children with a brighter future “. When communities work together they can help make a real difference in countless children’s lives. Anyone interested in donating directly without teeth whitening can do so by clicking here. Participants can also refer friends to Dr. Hoda Bassiri by linking to the Smiles For Life site, making it easier than ever to give the gift of a new smile to friends and loved ones, while also giving hope to children in need. Half of the donations raised by Fusion Dental Care are given to Wake Smiles Community Dental Outreach, a local charity in Raleigh, NC. The remaining balance goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to support its national and international initiatives, including programs in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Guatemala. Smiles For Life also maintains a strong longtime partnership with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation supporting Child Life Zones in Children’s Hospitals across the United States. Stay tuned to see how much Smiles For Life is able to raise this year. Better yet, participate! Patients who would like to get involved should talk to Crown Council dentist Dr. Hoda Bassiri at or chat with us here! For more information on the campaign, please visit The Crown Council is an alliance of driven, dedicated dentists who are committed to excellence in their practice, improving their patients’ oral health and bettering the communities around them. By creating the Smiles For Life Foundation in 1998, the Crown Council has been able to provide a way for dentists to serve others through charitable work. Information about the Crown Council is available at: For all media or general inquiries,email  or call or text us at (919) 335-7354 or chat with here.

When communities work together they can help make a real difference in countless children’s lives.

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