We want to thank Dr. Redmond for his leadership and guidance as president of the national board for the past five years. Dr. Redmond has been instrumental in the increase of children served throughout North America more than doubling our numbers during his service. Thank you Dr. Redmond!
Dr. Don Montano of Bakersfield, California was elected in May and will take over Dr. Redmond’s position as national board president. Find out more about Dr. Montano by clicking here.
Thanks to Everyone who helped make our online auction a success, we raised over $30K! Donations will help us serve more children throughout the year. We would also like to thank our volunteers from Phi Theta Kappa of Valenica College in Orlando, Florida for their dedication and service throughout the event.
Welcome to the
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation!
About Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
The mission of S4L is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in their communities in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving, underserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and their community. During treatment, many S4L local chapters also encourage scholarship recipients to participate in community service through a "pay it forward" program inspiring young people to participate in lifelong giving.
Currently, there are 165 chapters serving 45 states across North America with movement to increase those numbers to more than 200 chapters, covering 50 states and Canada in the next five years. Each chapter commits to serve at least six or more young people, ages 11-18, annually. By the end of 2015, over 3500 young people will have received the gift of a smile with up to $25 million of orthodontic services donated.
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization comprised of local chapters throughout the country that provides quality orthodontic treatment for patients who may not have the opportunity to achieve a beautiful, straight smile without financial assistance.
The Smile for Life Foundation helps equip orthodontists with the resources necessary to develop a local Board of Directors that will specifically select individuals for orthodontic treatment.