The second annual partnership with Smiles for Life Campaign has begun, which means dental patients throughout Northwest Indiana can visit Dr. Laura Hannon’s office, which is a participating Crown Council member. The campaign runs until June and all of the proceeds from teeth whitening done at Dr. Hannon’s office are donated to children’s charities, both locally and around the world.

Dr. Hannon offers a safe and caring environment for her patients. She finds her partnership with Smiles for Life rewarding by extending a helping hand to the children in our community.

Half of the donations raised by Dr. Hannon’s office are given to Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab, a nonprofit children’s organization whose vision is to have all special needs children in Northwest Indiana to receive comprehensive therapy and supplemental care. They can reach their full potential and to have their families feel fully supported and empowered. The other half of donations will be going to the Smiles for Life foundation for distribution among other children’s charities.

Patients who would like to be involved may contact Dr. Laura Hannon’s office at (219) 763-6646 or email

Annette is Porter County Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for 20 years. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.