Smile For A Lifetime Recipients

We love making people smile!

We started a Smile for a Lifetime chapter this year, because it is important to us that all families have access to beautiful smiles. Earlier this year we awarded Angell and Samone with a scholarship to braces and they have begun treatment.

Braces recipientWe had our second round of application reviews and our board selected two
very deserving Braces recipient kids for Smile for a Lifetime scholarships.  We are thrilled to be able to give  Harrison and
Azira the confidence they want with braces. Welcome to our family!

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.

For more information or to apply visit our Smile for a Lifetime page.

Sign Up for Our 9/19 Mouthguard Night Here

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We are offering our custom fitted mouthguard night on Monday, September 19th from 5-6:30pm. We invite children ages 6-16 in the community to come in and get fitted for a custom mouthguard to assure they are well protected for Fall sports.

Please visit our mouthguard page for more information and to pre-register HERE.

FREE Custom Mouthguard Clinic – 3/9/16

 

Get Ready for Spring Sports with a FREE custom-fitted mouthguard.

Did you know that Mouthguards help prevent 200,000 injuries a year?
We are offering a FREE custom-fitted*mouthguard fitting night on Wednesday, March 9th  from 6:00-8:00pm at 105 West Street in Keene for children between the ages of 6 and 16 years old.  We know how important it is to protect your teeth during sports, and keep that beautiful smile. At the mouthguard clinic we will fit your child for a custom mouthguard, which can be picked up at a later time. Custom-fitted mouthguards are for children not wearing braces. If your child is currently undergoing orthodontic treatment with us we have free mouthguards we can give you at anytime.
Pre-registration is required:

 Click Here to Sign-up

(*Custom-fitted. These are made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, usually offer the best fit.)

What sports should your child wear a mouthguard for? Here is the list recommended by the ADA:

The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports: acrobats, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shot putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling. Other experts include baseball and softball infielders on that list.

Please take a moment to fill out the Mouthguard Waiver form to save you some time at the clinic.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

Smile For a Lifetime!

We are very excited to launch our Smile for a Lifetime Chapter, which will serve Windham and Cheshire counties. Read our media announcement below.

 

Local Orthodontist Launches Smile For a Lifetime Chapter

Keene, NH & Brattleboro, VT – Dr. Lance Miller, Orthodontist at Keene and Brattleboro Orthodontic Specialists, has started a local Smile For a Lifetime Chapter to serve Cheshire and Windham Counties.

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization comprised of local chapters throughout the country that provides orthodontic scholarships for patients who may not have the opportunity to achieve a beautiful, straight smile without financial assistance.  Their mission is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in their communities in a dramatic way.  There are currently 165 chapters serving 45 states across North America.

Dr. Miller is the first orthodontist to start a chapter in Vermont and the second orthodontist to have a chapter in New Hampshire.  He has pledged to provide six orthodontic cases free of charge each year to children between the ages of 11-17.

“I am honored to be able to start a Smile for a Lifetime chapter and give back to the kids in our community,” stated Dr. Lance Miller, Owner and Orthodontist at Keene and Brattleboro Orthodontic Specialists.  I have seen how much a smile can contribute to a person’s confidence and sense of well being, and through Smile for a Lifetime we can provide that gift to six kids each year.  I feel grateful to be in a position to support local families in this way.  We have a wonderful board in place that will review the applications and select scholarship recipients.”

The Keene/Brattleboro chapter has appointed the following board members: Heather McGreer, Assistant Director of Human Resources at Keene State College; Elizabeth Coppola, Associate Executive Director Keene Family YMCA; Nancy Heydinger, Executive Director of Girls On The Run VT; Beth Baldwin, Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club Brattleboro; Andy Bohannon, Director of Keene Parks and Recreation; Kevin Watterson, President of g.housen, The Keene Swamp Bats, and Southwestern Community Services. Jen English will be the chapter’s Executive Director.

For additional information or Interested applicants please contact Jen at S4L@Keeneortho.com or at Smile For A Lifetime.  Scholarships will be awarded in May and October each year.

Dr. Miller owns and operates Keene Orthodontics is located at 105 West Street in Keene, NH; Brattleboro Orthodontic Specialists located at 54 Chickering Drive in Brattleboro, VT; and Rindge Orthodontic Specialists located at 31 Sonja Drive in Rindge, NH. Dr. Miller provides braces and Invisalign to children, teens and adults at all three locations. More information can be found at www.KeeneOrtho.com.

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