Welcome to the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation website!

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in our 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.

WHAT WE DO

The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L) is a charitable, nonprofit organization that provides orthodontic care to financially disadvantaged individuals between the ages of eleven and eighteen.  We prioritize our services for low-income families and/or individuals in special situations, such as foster care or other out-of-home placements. Many of these youth are at risk for unfavorable health, academic, and social outcomes because of these challenges, and they are particularly vulnerable when they do not have the positive self-esteem and confidence that come with good oral health. It is our mission to inspire hope in these youth and change their lives in a dramatic way.

Smile for a Lifetime has an extensive network of orthodontists who provide pro bonocare in more than 170 communities in the United States and Canada.  We are now expanding our volunteer base to include other allied professionals, including pediatric dentists and specialists in periodontal care and oral surgery.  Working in interdisciplinary teams, these providers can deliver more comprehensive oral health care to the youth we serve. We also have found that cross-specialty teamwork leads to improved patient satisfaction, more efficient use of treatment and financial resources, enhanced professional networks, and improved provider satisfaction.

Smile for a Lifetime is continuously innovating in how it serves its target population. We have recently redesigned our organizational processes to make volunteering easier for both patients and providers.  

If you would like to donate your time and talents, please click on the Become a Provider icon above for more information.

CONTACT US

For more information, please contact us at:

National Headquarters
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation

6547 North Academy Blvd.  #304
Colorado Springs, CO. 80918

Phone: (719) 535-2777

E-mail: info@S4L.org


To find out more about how some of our scholars have given back to their communities, please take some time to watch our latest video on community service!

Smiles for a Lifetime

  • Smiles for a Lifetime Foundation - 6547 North Academy Blvd. #304, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Phone: (719) 535-2777

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