Who we are…
Formerly, Smile for a Lifetime of Greater Denver was a charitable, non-profit organization that provided orthodontic care to individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to acquire assistance. We aim to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations, and orthodontic needs. With these exciting changes, we will still provide the same individualized assistance, just under a new name.
Nationally, the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation sponsors orthodontic care for hundreds of patients each year and has participating orthodontists throughout the U.S.
In 2009, Dr. Theroux founded Smile for a Lifetime of Greater Denver as a way to give back to the community and invest in the future of under-served children. Click here to view the Progressive Practice Spotlight that featured Theroux Orthodontics in 2011. When Dr. Barefoot joined the practice and our name changed to Total Orthodontics, both doctors were happy to continue our work with Smile for a Lifetime.
Smile for a Lifetime of Greater Denver is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Families must have an income of less than 185% of poverty level. Through this organization, Total Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment to 10 local children each year on a completely pro-bono basis. Recipients are required to perform a 40-hour community service project as part of the program’s Pay it Forward Clause.
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.
Our very own Dr. Theroux has been featured on Channel 4 news in recognition for his achievements through Smile for a Lifetime. You can check out the video clip above.
Dr. Theroux is lucky to have a Board of Directors who select the recipients and a Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors members are pediatric dentists who have agreed to treat the Smile for a Lifetime recipients on a pro bono basis for their general dental needs.
Board of Directors
John C. Bosley, M.D., FAAP — Pediatrician with Pediatrics 5280
Nicholas C. Kyriazi, M.D. – Pediatrician, Littleton Pediatric Medical Center
Mary Moorman, CPA, PLLC — CPA serving both public and private companies, Website
Christine Theroux, D.D.S. — General Dentist in Parker, CO, Website
Adam Huff — Pediatrician with Pediatric Pathways
Kirk G. Bouzarelos, M.D., FAAP — Pediatrician with Pediatrics 5280
Michael Milobsky, D.D.S. — Pediatrics at the Meadows, P.C.
Robert Gin, M.D. – Pediatrician, Littleton Pediatric Medical Center
Carina Penar-Kugelmas, MD – Pediatrician
Pediatric Dentist Board of Advisors
Nick Miner, DMD, Click here for website
Jonathan Sierk, DDS Click here for website
Marc Jones, DDS Click here for website
Jennifer L. Thompson, DDS Click here for website
Nancy T. Simons, DDS Click here for website
Beth Nielsen, DDS Click here for website
Ashley Barefoot, DDS Click here for website
To become a candidate, interested patients must complete or have completed for them, a Smile for a Lifetime application. The application and guidelines may be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Click here for the Application to Smile for a Lifetime
Click here for the Platte River Academy/Arapahoe HS Application
Click here for example photographs to accompany applications
Click here for Income Qualification Spreadsheet
Click here for Service Project Guidelines
You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the Application and Guidelines.
Return your completed application and other required materials to:
P.O. Box 3948
Littleton, Colorado 80161-3948
If you have further questions please contact us at: S4L@tosmiles.com
In August 2013, Dr. Theroux received the 7Everyday Hero Award from 7NEWS, the ABC network affiliate in Denver. The 7Everyday Hero Award is given to Coloradans who initiate solutions, motivate others, represent or serve working families and work on a non-profit basis. Dr. Theroux’s work with Smile for a Lifetime of Greater Denver helped him earn this honor. Mitch Jelniker from 7NEWS (pictured below) came to our office to present Dr. Theroux with the award. Check out the 7NEWS video below!
Dr. Theroux was featured on Channel 9 News February 28, 2014, in recognition for his achievements through Smile for a Lifetime. You can check out the photos below.