A confident smile is powerful. It can open doors, create connections, and improve the quality of your life. The appearance of our teeth plays a large role in our identity and has a tremendous effect on how we feel about ourselves and how others perceive us.
At Georgetown Orthodontics we understand the importance of having a healthy, straight smile. In our efforts to give back to the community, we’d like to provide orthodontic treatment (traditional braces) free of charge to deserving students at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. We are extending this opportunity to the talented students at the Duke Ellington because many of these students will go on to pursue careers in the arts therefore a confident smile is key.
The selected student should meet the following Criteria: • Display a clinical need for orthodontic treatment • Demonstrate a financial need for coverage • Maintain high scholastic achievement (Minimum 2.8 GPA) • Current 9th or 10th grade student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, SY17-18 • Exhibit a desire to correct their smile
The selected student’ commitment to Georgetown Orthodontics: • Maintain routine orthodontic visits in order to complete treatment in a timely manner (*appointments are typically every 6-8 weeks and can last up to 24 months) • Maintain compliance with treatment (no broken appliances, have good oral hygiene, and maintain routine dental visits with the general dentist) • Provide a minimum of 20 hours of community service per academic school year
Selection Process: 1. Complete the Application 2. Submit a 450-500 word essay addressing the following: a. Why are you deserving of orthodontic treatment? b. How will orthodontic treatment improve your life? 3. Submit three letters of recommendation from the following: a. Teacher b. Parent/Guardian c. Peer 4. Submit copy of most recent Report Card and Progress Report 5. Submit Completed Community Service Hours verification from Counselors
*Please note that the duration of orthodontic treatment will vary per case.
DUE DATE --- FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 @5:00pm
QUESTIONS? Please contact:Brittany RobertsonDirector of Arts ProgrammingBRobertson@ellingtonarts.org