Residents of Pinellas County Now Have Another Reason to Smile

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Dr. Ernest H. McDowell, of McDowell Orthodontics, is opening a Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) chapter in Pinellas County to provide braces at no cost to individuals ages 8-18 who cannot afford them. The local S4L chapter will be awarding their first orthodontic scholarship (free braces) to Michael Beasley-Kanash, a student at Seminole Middle School.

"My greatest passion for creating beautiful smiles comes from the positive difference it makes in people’s lives." Dr. Ernest McDowell

Residents of the Pinellas County now have another reason to smile. Dr. Ernest H. McDowell, of McDowell Orthodontics, is opening a Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) chapter in Pinellas County to provide braces at no cost to individuals ages 8-18 who cannot afford them.

S4L is a national non-profit with chapters across North America. Their mission is “to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children through the gift of a smile!” The local S4L chapter will be awarding their first orthodontic scholarship (free braces) to Michael Beasley-Kanash, a student at Seminole Middle School on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. The award ceremony will be held at McDowell Orthodontics 8686 131st Street, Seminole, Florida 33776. Members of the press are invited to attend the award ceremony and bonding (installation of braces). Please call Marcia at 727-442-6098 for more information.

McDowell Orthodontics will be awarding six to eight additional scholarships this year and are currently accepting applications. Interested parties can visit http://www.mcdowellorthodontics.com to view qualifications for the program and/or obtain an application. Referrals for applicants are highly encouraged.

Dr. Ernest H. McDowell has been creating beautiful smiles and enhancing self confidence in thousands of patients since 1987. "My greatest passion for creating beautiful smiles comes from the positive difference it makes in people’s lives. It's always amazing and fulfilling to see what a difference a stunning smile makes in overall self-esteem and self-confidence. A person who smiles is always happier!” says Dr. Ernest McDowell.

Contact: Marcia Catlett, Executive Director, 727-442-6098
McDowell Orthodontics

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