The Gentle Dentist
Dr. Robert Antolak
DATE: March 1, 2011    15055 22 Mile Road, Ste 2
Shelby Township, MI  48315


(Shelby Township, Michigan)

Local dentist, Dr. Robert Antolak, is making charitable contributions to Henry Ford Hospice SandCastles Grief Support as a result of the efforts of his office in the Smiles for Life Campaign.  Dr. Antolak is inviting his patients and members of the community to whiten their teeth for a reduced price with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.

“We have been overwhelmed at the response of the community to this campaign.  Because of the generosity of the many patients and community members who participated, SandCastles will be able fulfill more of its mission in our community,” explained Dr. Antolak.

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, Crown Council dentists participating in the Smiles for Life campaign offer professional teeth whitening services at a considerably reduced price and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to children’s charities.  The Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation has raised more than $27 million since 1998, benefiting nearly 500 children’s charities across North America.

During the 2009-2010 four-month campaign, Dr. Antolak and team raised over $4,600.  This year our goal is $5,000.  Half of the funds raised were contributed to Henry Ford Hospice SandCastles for use right here in our community. The other half of the funds goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to be distributed to worthy and approved children’s charities across the U.S. and Canada. Participating charities includes Children’s Miracle Network, Children of Romania, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, CURE (in Cambodia), Smiles for Hope, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.

“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, children who really need our help get a reason to smile.”

For more information about teeth whitening or how you can participate in the Smiles for Life campaign in the future, contact Dr. Antolak at (586) 247-3500 or log onto The Gentle Dentist or