Smile For a Lifetime Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that provides free orthodontic care to individuals who may not have the opportunity to acquire assistance.
Launched in 2008, Smile For a Lifetime Foundation aims to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations, and orthodontic needs. The Foundation sponsors the orthodontic care of hundreds of patients each year. Smile For a Lifetime Foundation has participating orthodontists throughout the US. Each chapter has its own local Board of Directors who choose patients treated by the Foundation.
Note: No fee is charged or collected by Montano Elevated Orthodontics. Our services are provided free of charge. The national organization does charge a small application fee and an administrative fee to sustain the program. Details available by clicking the “Apply Today” link below.
At Smile For a Lifetime Foundation, it is our mission to create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in our community 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 our community.
Dr. Donald Montano is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco Dental School and the University of Washington Orthodontic School. He is the founder of the Bakersfield Regional Chapter of Smile For a Lifetime Foundation and also the President of Smile for a Lifetime’s national board.
Scholarships are limited and based on several factors:
To apply for a scholarship, please go to www.s4l.org and click on the Apply Today link to get started. Scholarships are handled through the National Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. For more information about scholarships, please call the national office at 719-535-2777.