Dr. Parag Soni Awards A Smile Of A Lifetime

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A new Smile for a Lifetime chapter opens in Dalton, GA! Dr. Soni awards his first of at least six scholarships per year to Daylon Smith!

Dr. Soni's 1st Orthodontic Scholarship Award Winner, Daylon Smith!

This scholarship will boost her self-esteem and improve her success in the future.--- Tony Smith, Daylon's Father

Dr. Soni from Soni Orthodontics in Dalton, Georgia has a passion for his work and his community. Recently, when presented with the idea of awarding orthodontic scholarships (braces at no cost) through the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, he quickly started his own local chapter with a mission to change lives and empower youth through the gift of a smile. His local S4L board of directors selected Katy “Daylon” Smith as their first scholarship recipient on August 1st, 2014.

Daylon is fourteen years old and enjoys singing and playing the piano. Her father and four sisters love spending time together, especially outdoors. She also has a passion for agriculture and has been a part of Future Farmers of America since middle school. Her dream is to become an agricultural educator. When she applied her father knew that improving her smile would also improve her "self-esteem and success in the future."

As a condition of receiving the scholarship, Daylon will be volunteering in her community through FFA. Dr. Soni will be addressing issues with her gap, overcrowding and overbite but when the braces come off, the self-confidence created will remain and ultimately change her young life forever. No longer will the minor imperfections leave her embarrassed and reluctant to smile or afraid to participate in group settings.

Dr. Soni has committed to awarding six scholarships a year. The board will review and select candidates on a quarterly basis. For more information on how to apply please visit: http://www.soniortho.com/Office-Info/Smile-For-A-Lifetime.aspx

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