November 11, 2009 06:00 ET

Vote to Transform Someone's Smile -- and Their Life -- With Free Dentistry Through 1-800-Dentist®

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - 1-800-DENTIST® has recently launched My Smile Bites, a nationwide $30,000 cosmetic dentistry makeover contest for anyone whose smile has impacted their lives negatively. As of today over 230 contestants have uploaded their personal two-minute videos, sharing their own stories about how their teeth affect the way they feel and interact with people. 1-800-DENTIST® understands the importance of a person's smile and is giving people the chance at a life-altering experience.

Now 1-800-DENTIST® is calling on you to help by voting for your favorite story. Voting begins November 10, 2009 at noon PST and ends December 1, 2009 at noon PST. All you have to do is visit and click on your favorite contestant's video to vote. Only one vote per person per day is allowed. 1-800-DENTIST® will announce the winner on December 15, 2009 at noon PST. The winner's cosmetic dentistry journey will all be captured on film.

"We believe that this contest will really transform someone's life and help people to understand the importance of dentistry," said Fred Joyal, CEO and Co-Founder of 1-800-DENTIST®. "Putting off regular visits to the dentist and necessary dental work can have negative affects on a person's appearance, self-esteem and overall health. We want to do everything we can to spread this important message."

A video of the winner's dental care transformation will be available to view at

About 1-800-DENTIST®

Founded in Los Angeles in 1986, 1-800-DENTIST® is the nation's leading free resource for consumers in search of a dentist. Offering both online and on-the-phone services 24 hours a day, 1-800-DENTIST® has matched over 6 million Americans with independent dentists. For more information, visit

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