RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.--While many dentists perform magic on their patients by giving them a glowing smile, Dr. Mike Golpa, a specialist in dental esthetics in Las Vegas, goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Donating smile makeovers to women who need it most and can afford it the least, Dr. Golpa is literally changing the lives of countless women around the country.
Dr. Golpa's selfless efforts were recently acknowledged by W.I.N., (Women In Need), a non-profit organization that helps women break the vicious cycle of emotionally, and/or physically abusive relationships and low self-esteem.
Being a staunch supporter of the W.I.N. foundation, Dr. Golpa donates a smile makeover to women who have completed W.I.N.'s 20-week emotional recovery program.
By the end of this year, Dr. Golpa, with the help of partnering Burbank Dental Laboratory, will have completed 12 smile makeovers for those who could never have afforded the $18,000-$50,000 fee or even dreamed such a thing was possible.
Because of his gracious and important donations, this past July 21, 2006, Dr. Golpa was honored when he became the recipient of the prestigious "Man of the Year" award presented during the Mrs. Globe and Ms. U.S. Globe pageants held in Rancho Mirage.
The event bestowed well-deserved recognition on Dr. Golpa for his contribution to the final healing of women who offer their incredible smiles as well as their encouragement to others on a similar journey.
Knowing full well how a smile makeover can heal the spirit as well as the smile, Dr. Golpa said: "I am honored to have received this very prestigious award. Having aligned myself with W.I.N has made an important difference in the lives of those who need it the most, but it has also changed my life as well. What I discovered is that the result of a smile makeover is breathtaking, even to me. It's just an amazing feeling to see the difference in a woman's confidence and self-esteem--even in the way she carries herself. Hopefully, there will be other dentists that will follow suit."
The power of a beautiful smile does hold a lot of weight demonstrated by the comments made by recipients. Here's what two smile makeover receivers had to say:
"The smile makeover changed my whole outlook," stated Terri Knight of Hawaii. "Dr. Golpa is a very compassionate, kind-spirited human being who cares about his work. I thank him from the bottom of my heart because now I have a beautiful smile. All it took was one positive thing like this and my spirit was uplifted. Suddenly, I feel like I can take on the whole world."
Dana Fewell of California is also proud of her smile and said: "I went walking through the school grounds at a soccer game, and three people literally waved at me. I don't know why but I guess I was smiling, and when there's a nice bright beautiful smile, people respond. Not only did the smile makeover do something for me, but it also reflects the friendliness I feel and that makes other people feel good too. So this isn't something that just happened to me ... it happens to everyone I smile at. t was a gift and I'm just grateful."
For those interested in speaking with Dr. Mike Golpa about his work, and the symbolic power of a beautiful, heartfelt smile along with the miracle of personal transformation, please call (702) 641-7111, Burbank Dental Laboratory or contact Tony Sedler at (800) 336-3053.
For more information about the W.I.N. foundation and the 2006 Man of the Year Award, contact Monica Ulrich, WIN Foundation (949) 718-1275, ext. 12.
To arrange interviews with women who have directly experienced emotional recovery through W.I.N. and a smile makeover by Dr. Golpa, call (661) 433-7511.