Smile for a Lifetime

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.

Our Mission

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.

The Doctor

Dr. David is a graduate of Westminster High School in Augusta, the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He also received his certificate of orthodontics from MCG. He holds dual appointments as associate clinical professor in the Department of Orthodontics, MCG School of Dentistry and the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, MCG School of Medicine. Dr. David Carter was the First National President of Smile For A Lifetime and saw 80 plus chapters form across the country giving away over 5 million dollars of free braces.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Southern Association of Orthodontists and the Eastern District Dental Society. He was also elected as a fellow in the World Federation of Orthodontists. He speaks nationally and internationally for Ormco and Invisalign. He is married to the former Linda Franks of Hilton Head Island, S.C. They have two sons, Brian and John.

Application & Questions

If you have questions, please call Allyson Davis, Executive Director, at (706) 836-4464 or via e-mail at allyson@carterorthodontics.com.

Click here for the Application Guidelines

Click here for the Application to Smile for a Lifetime


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There is no deadline. However, applicants not accepted are welcomed and encouraged to resubmit every quarter.

Areas We serve

Burke County, Georgia: Keysville • Midville • Waynesboro • Girard • Sardis • Vidette

Columbia County, Georgia: Grovetown • Harlem • EvansCDP • MartinezCDP • ApplingU

Glascock County, Georgia: Edge Hill • Gibson • Mitchell

Hancock County, Georgia: Sparta CulvertonU

Jefferson County, Georgia: Avera • Lousiville • Stapleton • Wadley • Wrens • Bartow

Jenkins County, Georgia: Millen • PerkinsU

Lincoln County, Georgia: Lincolnton • ChennaultU

McDuffie County, Georgia: Thomson • Dearing

Richmond County, Georgia: Augusta • Blythe • Hephzibah

Taliaferro County, Georgia: Crawfordville • Sharon

Warren County, Georgia: Norwood • Warrenton • Camak • JewellU

Washington County, Georgia: Davisboro • Oconee • Sandersville • Tennille • Deepstep • Harrison • Riddleville

Wilkes County, Georgia: Washington • Rayle • Tignall

Aiken County, South Carolina: Aiken • North Augusta • Jackson • Burnettown • Monetta • New Ellenton • Perry • Salley • Wagener • Windsor • BelvedereCDP • ClearwaterCDP • GlovervilleCDP • BathU • Beech IslandU • GranitevilleU • LangleyU • VaucluseU • WarrenvilleU

Edgefield County, South Carolina: Edgefield • Johnston • Trenton • Murphys EstatesCDP

Allendale County, South Carolina: Allendale • Fairfax • Sycamore • Ulmer • MartinU

Barnwell County, South Carolina: Barnwell • Blackville • Elko • Hilda • Kline • Snelling • Williston

McCormick County, South Carolina: McCormick • Parksville • Plum Branch • Clarks HillCDP • ModocCDP • Mount CarmelCDP • WillingtonCDP