Alabaster dentist helps children’s charities

Published 3:02 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2009

An Alabaster dentist 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, Thomas Dudney offered teeth whitening services at a significantly reduced price, donating 100 percent of the proceeds to help children facing serious health and educational problems.

During his four-month campaign, Dudney raised $4,650. Half of the funds raised were contributed to Camp Smile a Mile, which has headquarters in Birmingham.

The rest of the funds were contributed to the Teammates for Kids Foundation for use in health, education and inner city programs that benefit children.

Dudney said he was happy to use his dental training to help both his clients and his favorite charities.

“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,” Dudney said. “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 dentists throughout North America.

Each year for four months, participating Crown Council dentists offer professional teeth whitening services at a reduced price and donate the proceeds to children’s charities.

The Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation has raised more than $23 million since 1998, benefiting over 500 children’s charities across North America.

For more information about Smiles for Life, visit or