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.


To become a candidate, interested patients must complete,

 a Smile for a Lifetime Foundation application

 that is available at the bottom of this page.


Founders Club Members
 Newby Rubber

Patsy Sadler

Realtor & Estate Liquidator, Wright Properties

Delano Family Dentistry, John W. Postgate DDS

Adopt A Smile Members


Dr. Montano patients are now supporting Smile for a Lifetime
by donating their retainer replacement cost and purchasing The Braces Cook book. 

Contact us today to find out how you or your organization can
become a part of this wonderful foundation. Please consider supporting our foundation to advance the common good
of our community. 100% of donations stay in Kern County and helps support the dental and surgical care needs of our S4L recipients.
We need contributors like you to
help us create a

Founders Club Members: $5,000 and up
Adopt A Smile: $3,000 to $4,9999
Donors: Up to $2,999


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


Jay Rosenlieb, ESQ (president)
Pam Rickett RN, PHN (secretary)
Greg Honegger, CPA (treasurer)
Dana Yeoman, DDS
Jim Darling
Jim Charpentier, CPA
Pamela Hillis, RDH
Toure’ Tyler
Caryl Schweitzer
Patsy Sadler


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


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 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. He is an orthodontic specialist and owner of
Montano Orthodontics for 20 years in
Bakersfield, California

Current Application Deadline October 13th 2014



  • Letters of Recommendation are mandatory. Please do not submit more than two letters, and limit each reference letter to one page each. Please type or print clearly with black ink (no pencil). Must be written by; school, church or community leaders that know the applicant.
  • Your attached 5X7 picture of the applicant’s full smile with teeth showing, must be clear.
  • Applicant must fill out and submit handwritten (not typed) application and applicant questionnaire.
  • Your application, letters of reference and pictures will not be returned to you and will become property of Smile for a Lifetime foundation.
  • The applicant must be a resident of the area the foundation serves (Kern County).
  • Must be willing during the treatment period to “pay it forward” by completing 40 hours of community service at one of the charities on Smile for a Lifetime’s charity list.
  • Must have a significant aesthetic need for braces
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be between 11 and 17 years old
  • Must be a Junior grade level in High School or under at time of application.
  • Must be a currently enrolled student with at least a 3.0 GPA
  •  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

Return your completed application, applicant questionnaire, photo, and letters of recommendation  to:

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
1010 Calloway Drive, Suite 200A
 Bakersfield, CA 93312
For questions call 661-665-7600
or Email: s4l@montanosmile.com
Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be voted on by our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors will meet quarterly to make their selections.

Current Smile for a Lifetime Patients

Smile for a Lifetime - Jeremy T.

Another Orthodontic Scholarship Recipient in Bakersfield, CA

The First Smile For a Lifetime Recipient to Get Her Braces Off In Bakersfield, CA

Smile for a Lifetime and Dr. Donald Montano Bring New Smiles to Bakersfield Teens

Another Beautiful New Smile Made Possible by the Smile For a Lifetime Program

Smile for a Lifetime and Dr. Montano presents - Orthodontic Scholarship Recipients

Smile for a Lifetime and Dr. Montano presents - The first Kern County Smile for a Lifetime Recipient

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