Dr. David Vaca and Dr. Chris L. Kirby, Whitening Teeth, Brightening The Lives of Needy Kids

Published: March 19, 2019, 3:26 p.m.
Updated: March 19, 2019, 3:26 p.m.



Contact: Tempe Kirbe



Longview, TX- Dr. David Vaca and Dr. Chris L. Kirby, Whitening Teeth, Brightening The Lives of Needy Kids 

Longview, Texas –– Who knew that getting whiter teeth could brighten the lives of thousands of economically-disadvantaged children in the U.S. and around the world! This year Vaca & Kirby Dental is teaming up with the Crown Council for its annual Smiles For Life Campaign. The Crown Council, a prestigious alliance of leading-edge dentists across the globe who are strongly committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer, and serving their communities through charitable work, will run the innovative and impactful effort from March 1 until June 30th this year. The campaign creates an amazing opportunity for a visit to the dentist to help make a difference in the lives of needy youth, locally and across the globe. “We are excited to partner with East Texas Casa and donate our time to whiten patient smiles and have 50% of the donations staying right here in our community helping the children of East Texas.”- Dr. Chris L. Kirby

To support this deserving cause, one just schedules a teeth-whitening treatment at a participating a Crown Council dentist office nationwide. The member dentist donates his or her time and the service is even provided at a steeply-discounted rate, thanks to 100 percent of the whitening materials being generously donated by longstanding strategic partner Ultradent Products, Inc. All of the money used to pay for the service goes to children’s charities and humanitarian work, both locally and around the world. 

“It’s a unique opportunity to improve the lives of disadvantaged children, while also enhancing your own smile,” asserts Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council. “It’s just a win-win situation all around. This is only possible thanks to the passion and dedication of our volunteer dentists and the wide range of Opalescence whitening products that Ultradent provides each year. The Ultradent team has worked really hard to earn its reputation as the nation’s premier ‘tooth whitening company.” Donations may also be made directly to the campaign by clicking here.  

Over the past 21 years, the Smiles For Life campaign has collected over $42,000,000.00, which in turn is donated to a local children’s charity of the Crown Council member’s choice. The rest goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation, which supports national and international oral health and other programs benefiting economically-disadvantaged children across the world, including in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Nepal and Guatemala. Smiles For Life also maintains a strong longtime partnership with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation which supports Child Life Zones in Children’s Hospitals across the United States.

For more information on the campaign, please visit: http://smilesforlife.org/.

Click here to locate a Crown Council dentist in the Longview, Texas area.

To arrange a media interviews with local Crown Council member dentist from Chris L. Kirby or David Vaca, please contact Tempe Kirby, tempe@vaca-kirbydental.com, 903.663.0861.  

About Vaca & Kirby Dental: 

The entire team at Vaca & Kirby Dental is dedicated to providing our patients with an exceptional dental experience. The doctors have carefully chosen accomplished professionals who share their philosophy of delivering high-quality dentistry that emphasizes health as well as appearance. Your total health and well-being is our passion and our promise. We consider you our guest and appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

About The Crown Council: 

The Crown Council (http://crowncouncil.org/) 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. Since 1998, the Smiles For Life Foundation has provided opportunities for dentists to donate their time and talent to serve others in need through charitable work.