Smile for a Lifetime
Nationally, Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) provides scholarships for orthodontic care for hundreds of patients each year, and has participating orthodontists throughout the US. Each chapter has its own Board of Directors who choose the patients to be treated by the Foundation.
Who We Are
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that provides 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 to be treated by the 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. Kent specializes in orthodontic care for children, teenagers and adults. He received two undergraduate degrees and his Doctorate in Dentistry class from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill finishing in the top 5% of his class. He received his Masters in Orthodontics from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri and is proud to have finished first in his class.
Application & Questions:
If you have any questions, please e-mail, S4L@carolinabraces.com. NOTE: All correspondence will be via e-mail, and we will reply to your questions within 48 hours during normal business hours. There is NO DEADLINE. However, applicants are welcomed and encouraged to resubmit their applications every quarter.
It must be noted that neither Dr. Kent nor his team chooses the recipients. They have only committed to providing the orthodontic services to the selected candidates. An independent Board of Directors, who in no way provides any bias or influence toward the candidates who are chosen, chooses the recipients. Applications will be reviewed quarterly, and Carolina Braces upon selection by the Board of Directors will contact the ones chosen.