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 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 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. Mark Bronsky is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry where he specialized in Orthodontics.

He is founder of the New York City Chapter of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. He is a current Board member of the National Smile for a Lifetime. He is an orthodontic specialist and owner of Bronsky Orthodontics for 20 years in New York City, NY.

Board of Directors

Our Board Members are as diverse as the communities we serve; however, leadership and passion for the community improvements are characteristics they all share.

Application Requirements

Scholarships are limited and based on several factors:

  • Family income of no more than (200%) of the federal poverty level.
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 11 – 18.
  • Have “good” dental hygiene practices and had a dental hygiene check-up in the past 6 months.
  • Must have a functional and/or aesthetic need for braces.
  • Must currently be enrolled in school.
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Must follow and abide by the treatment plan set forth by the orthodontist.
  • Must be a resident in New York.
  • Must have a significant asthetic need for braces.
  • Must follow the treatment plan and demonstrate the commitment to make appointments on time.
  • Must agree to all morning appointments. ol
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude
  • Must agree to follow the treatment plan and demonstrate the ability and commitment to make all appointments on time
  • Must show involvement and leadership in extracurricular activities.
  • Applications will be reviewed following an August 1, 2016 Deadline for submission.

How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship, please go to 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 a scholarship, please call the national office at 719-535-2777.


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