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.
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. Donald Montano is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco Dental School and the University of Washington Orthodontic School. He is the founder of the Bakersfield Regional Chapter of Smile For a Lifetime Foundation. He is a current Board member of the National Smile For a Lifetime.
Dr. Wes Cardall pursued his dental training at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, where he graduated #1 in his class and earned one of the top scores in the country on the National Dental Board Exam.