SMILE FOR A LIFETIME FOUNDATION
Here at Harwell & Cook Orthodontics, we take our commitment to serving our communities very seriously—that’s why Dr. Harwell and Dr. Cook take part in Smile for a Lifetime, a non-profit foundation that provides orthodontic treatment to patients throughout North America who may not have the opportunity to achieve beautiful, straight smiles without financial assistance.
Launched in 2008, Smile for a Lifetime aims to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations, and unique orthodontic needs. The foundation sponsors orthodontic care for hundreds of patients every year, serving children ages 7 through 18 who face financial and family challenges that prevent them from affording treatment.
Harwell & Cook Orthodontics knows that a beautiful, healthy smile can bring self-confidence and the ability to excel in life’s challenges and opportunities. Our hope is that the children who receive treatment through the Smile for a Lifetime can become leaders with the potential to have a positive impact on their community.
Many of our scholarship recipients have additional dental needs, such as prophylaxis, restorations, extractions, etc. Several area dentists have committed to partner with Harwell & Cook Orthodontics to provide dental care at reduced or no cost to the foundation.
There is an application process to participate, which includes income verification, a photo of the applicant, and two letters of recommendation. The board, comprised of a diverse group of active members of the community, considers financial and orthodontic need, extenuating family circumstances, and the overall character of the applicant.
If you would like to apply to be a participant with Smile for a Lifetime, please print and fill out the form linked below. You can send the form along with the accompanying required materials to the following address:
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
c/o Harwell & Cook Orthodontics
3420 Thornton Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109
All orthodontic treatment scholarships are donated by Harwell & Cook Orthodontics.