Smile for a Lifetime

Care For Those Who Need It

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. It is our mission to create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in a dramatic way.

who qualifies?

Applicants must:
Be a resident of New London, Middlesex, or Windham Counties
Be under the age of 18
Have income limitations or demonstrate financial need
Have a significant aesthetic need for braces

To become a candidate, interested patients must complete or have completed for them, a Smile for a Lifetime Foundation application.

pay it forward

The doctors at Orthodontic Associates founded their chapter of Smile for a Lifetime as a way to give back to the community and invest in the future of underserved children. To broaden the reach of this non-profit organization, scholarship recipients are now asked to perform community service as part of the program’s Pay It Forward Clause. Volunteer work may be done at any number of local charities or non-profit groups. A list will be provided for the recipient to choose from.

helping hands

A special and sincere thank you to Dr. Ross Sanfilippo, Dr. Robert Carnevale and Dr. Christopher Trailor, who have continued to provide additional dental services, including extractions and periodontal grafting, to our Smile for a Lifetime patients at no charge.

local board of directors

Dr. John Kozlowski, Dr. Garrett Brennan, Hinda Kimmel, Dr. Steven Ureles, Brian McNamara,
Dr. Barbara Kelly Hack, and Dr. Ross Sanfilippo.