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. Smile For A Lifetime announced today that it has partnered with the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association to help S4L chapters throughout North America find qualified applicants for their local orthodontic scholarship programs. Click here for more information.
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, undeserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and our community.
Dr. Robert (Tito) Norris received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in Biology with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. He was the salutatorian of this dental school class at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Norris served in the United States Air Force as Chief of Orthodontics at Misawa Air Base, Japan, for three years. He has also lectured throughout the United States and Asia and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. In 2012, Dr. Norris founded Smile for a Lifetime Stone Oak Orthodontics as a way to give back and invest in the future of his community. His goal is to apply his knowledge and expertise in orthodontics and give the gift a SMILE to qualified individuals selected by the appointed Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Dr. Robert Busch, Pam Chester, Sanda Coyle, Dr. Bill Cruse, Dr. Eleanor Elder, Stephanie Fincke, Lori Goldblat, Dr. George Knight, Cheryl Koval, Dr. Lisa Masters, Chris Robson, Melissa Saenz-Turner , Mark Smith and Judy Zetina
How to Apply
To apply for a scholarship, please go to www.S4L.org and click on the Apply Today link to get started. Scholarships are handled through the National Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. For more information about scholarships, please call the national office at 719-535-2777.