Henry Schein Orthodontics is excited to announce its new partnership with Smile for a Lifetime.
Who is Smile for a Lifetime?
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides donated braces to financially disadvantaged children and young adults. They prioritize their 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. Smile for a Lifetime’s mission is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in our communities in a dramatic way.
Since their creation in 2008, Smile for a Lifetime has expanded to an extensive network of orthodontists who provide orthodontic care in more than 170 communities in North America in the United States and Canada.
Your Opportunity to Make A Difference!
Each year at this time, S4L hosts a fund-raiser to support their noble cause. This allows our orthodontic community to make a remarkable difference by bidding on auction items. All proceeds go directly to S4L.
Smilent Auction Online: View Items Today!
S4L’s 2020 Smilent Auction is taking place online – easy for you to view and bid on donated orthodontic products, marketing and practice management solutions, plus travel, memorabilia, and more!
Bidding is LIVE March 23 – March 27. Opening bidding starts at half retail value.
HSO is passionate about partnering with S4L. We hope that our HSO customers will hop online and bid on auction items. Together, we can support this remarkable, impactful mission!
Take a look at these outstanding deals!
- 1 Year Kaleidoscope Front-Office Digital Marketing – Value $4,462, Opening Bid – $2,200
- 1/2 off Ortho2- Edge Cloud Complete System – Value $30,950, Opening Bid – $15,000
- 50% Off Practice Video shoot w Vision Trust – Value $5,750, Opening Bid – $2,000
- Sesame Premium Website + One Free Year of Hosting – Value $6,048, Opening Bid $3,000
- This is just a start. So much more online!
How does Smile for a Lifetime work?
For patients interested in receiving free orthodontic treatment, there are certain requirements that must be met and an application process for approval. Factors such as income, grades, dental clearance, and recommendation letters are all considered and reviewed for this process. After an application is submitted, reviewed, and approved, Smile for a Lifetime matches applicants with a provider in their area. The doctors that are part of the Smile for Lifetime network provide orthodontic treatment free of charge to the patient. The orthodontic partner donates the orthodontic products to treat each approved patient – free of charge. This is where Henry Schein Orthodontics comes in.
Smile for a Lifetime and Henry Schein Orthodontics
As of January 1st, 2020 we have created an official partnership with Smile for a Lifetime, and will be the exclusive provider of all of the orthodontic products provided for treatment in the program. Both Smile for a Lifetime and Henry Schein Orthodontics have a mutual goal of helping orthodontists make a positive impact in the communities where they live and work. As a result, Henry Schein Orthodontics is thrilled about this partnership and honored to contribute to the futures of these children and young adults.
Interested in becoming involved with Smile for a Lifetime?
If you are a clinician and interested in becoming part of Smile for a Lifetime’s extensive community network, click here to read more information and get in contact with the organization.
If you are interested in applying for an orthodontic scholarship for either you or your child, click here to review the qualifications and approval process, and download the forms for your application. All applications must be completed online, and they are available in both English and Spanish.