Smile for a Lifetime

Who We Are

Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation is a non-profit (501c), charitable organization comprised of local chapters throughout the country that provide quality orthodontic treatment for patients who may not have the resources to achieve the beautiful, straight smile they deserve. Nationally, the orthodontists serving their S4L chapter donate orthodontic care for hundreds of patients each year.

Our Mason-Dixon Chapter, founded in 2012, is proud to provide beautiful and confident smiles to school-aged children in Western Maryland and the surrounding 4-state area. Our orthodontists select 6-10 patient scholarships per year and award them on a quarterly basis.

Our Mission

The mission of S4L is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in their communities 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 their community.

Who Qualifies?

We aim to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations, and orthodontic needs. To become a candidate, interested patients must complete or have completed for them the S4L application.

S4L Participation Guidelines

– School-aged between 8 and 18
– 2 letters of recommendation
– 2 clear photos of applicant’s teeth (click for examples)
– Must complete entire application
– Must have good grades and provide a copy of their most recent report card
– Must demonstrate the ability and commitment to make all appointments on time.
– Must have family income of no more than 200% poverty level
(If applicant qualifies for free or reduced-price school lunch they likely qualify)

Click here for S4L Application

For any further questions please contact us at or (301) 791-1770
Submit all applications to:

Toothman Orthodontics, c/o S4L
81 N. Edgewood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740