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. 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 Kim Barrs Jenkins, at (706) 650-0468 or via e-mail at [email protected].
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