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 which selects 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, under-served individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and our community.

The Doctors

Dr. Kevin Walde is a lifelong resident of Franklin County. He graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School and Southeast Missouri State University. In 1983, he graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry “With Distinction” and then earned his Master’s degree in orthodontics at St. Louis University in 1985. Dr. Walde is an Associate Professor at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at St. Louis University. He and his wife Debbie have 3 children, Kate, Ryan and Jane.

Dr. Jackie Miller graduated “With Distinction” from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 1991. She then attended the University of Nebraska-Medical Center-College of Dentistry where she received a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s of Science degree. After completing her specialist training, Dr. Miller returned to her hometown of Washington and began practicing with her father, Dr. Francis Miller. Dr. Miller and her husband, Tim Huber, live in Washington and have five children, Dominic, Samuel, Claire, Luke and Maria.

Both doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, members of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society.

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