Who We Are
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that provides orthodontic care to individuals who may not otherwise 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.
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. Ron D. Wilson is a graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville, North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He also graduated from his orthodontic residency from MCG. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is part of only 25% of practicing orthodontists who have achieved this "board certified" qualification.
He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the Georgia Association of Orthodontists, and the Northern District Dental Society. He is also a member of the Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta and is a current volunteer at the Good News Dental Clinic in Hall County. He is married to his wife, Bonnie-Lynne, and has two children, Lilly-Kate & Baylor. They currently reside in Hall County, and Dr. Wilson is the hometown orthodontist who loves treating the friends and family he grew up with.
Words from Dr. Wilson: "Our Mission Statement above pretty much sums up everything we are trying to do with our foundation, and it is our way of giving back to the community that has been so gracious to us! It is our goal every year to give 10 orthodontic scholarships to the children in our local community to help create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change their lives in a dramatic way. It is our hope that this gift of a smile will, in turn, allow them to better themselves and our local community."
Application & Questions:
If you have any questions, please e-mail Trey Taylor, Executive Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Wilson nor his ortho team chooses the recipients. They have only committed to providing the orthodontic services to the selected candidates. The recipients are chosen by an independent Board of Directors, who in no way provide any bias or influence toward the candidates who are chosen. Applications will be reviewed quarterly, and the ones chosen will be contacted by the Wilson Orthodontics Team upon selection by the Board of Directors.
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