SOURCE: Center for Advanced Dentistry

Center for Advanced Dentistry

September 30, 2014 23:15 ET

Aberdeen Dentist Describes His Successful Annual Charitable Children's Program in New Book

ABERDEEN, SD--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - Dr. Darold Opp, one of Aberdeen and South Dakota's leading implant, cosmetic and pediatric dentists and the founder of the charitable children's program Smile Palooza, recently co-authored a book entitled, "Transform Your Life, Business and Health."

Dr. Opp, who has been in practice for three decades at the Center for Advanced Dentistry, authored a chapter in the book about his successful and engaging event Smile Palooza. Smile Palooza offers a fun-filled day of games and activities to children in the Aberdeen, S.D. community and across the region. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota.

"I started the program as a way to reach out to families in the Aberdeen community, promote quality oral health care and to interact with those who have a fear of dentists," said Dr. Opp, who provides Aberdeen cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Opp oversees Smile Palooza every year and offers manuals and planning packages to dentists who want to host their own Smile Palooza. Since 2008, the event has hosted more than 25,000 visitors. Dr. Opp's book is available on Amazon, or a free chapter can be downloaded at the book's official website,

"This book is destined to make the Best Seller's list," Dr. Opp said. "It will be part and parcel of a shock and awe package to be released this month to potential joint venture partners to promote Smile Palooza."

The book is also co-authored by Brian Tracy, an entrepreneur, speaker and author of more than 50 books. Dr. Opp said he has greatly admired Tracy's work for years and hopes others can find similar inspiration from the book.

"I believe deep within everyone's soul is the desire to achieve an element of greatness," Dr. Opp said. "For me being able to partner with Brian Tracy, whom I have studied and admired for years, is a dream come true."

The Center for Advanced Dentistry is a comprehensive dental clinic that offers Aberdeen dental implants, full mouth restoration, All On Four dental implants, crowns and bridges, periodontal surgery, sedation dentistry and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Opp encourages families to bring their children for regular checkups and offers free exams for new patients ages 1-3. He also provides low-cost checkups and exams for children 4 and older.

Dr. Opp has been recognized for bringing quality dentistry to children in the Aberdeen community. He has received the Hometown Hero Award, and is the only dentist to have won the ABBY Award, which is given to the Aberdeen business that best demonstrates community involvement.  

Dr. Opp attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He received his dental degree from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Opp served in the United States Navy for eight years as a dental assistant and dental hygienist before establishing his Aberdeen dental practice 30 years ago. He holds memberships with the Northern District Dental Association, American Dental Association and South Dakota Dental Association and participates in the Les Curtis Dental Study Club. Dr. Opp also is a nationally accredited dental coach.

To learn about the average cost of dental implants and cosmetic dentistry procedures, visit the website or call 605-277-9049.

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