Warford Orthodontics Gives Back
Each time we see a new smile leave our office, we love what we do even more. On a couple of occasions we have been so inspired by those we worked with, we launched a community project called Jerene’s Wish that helps everyone associated experience the “win-win”.
Read more about the Jerene’s Wish project below, and don’t hesitate to Contact Us with any questions you might have or let us know if you would like to participate!
Jerene’s Wish: Making Dreams Come True
Jerene was a patient who came to Warford Orthodontics in 2005 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. At 15, she was battling esophageal cancer. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Jerene the opportunity to have a wish fulfilled, and she chose braces to straighten her teeth. When Dr. John heard of Jerene’s Wish, he was moved to offer Jerene orthodontic treatment at no charge. In doing so, Jerene was granted two wishes: braces, and a bedroom makeover.
After Jerene’s passing in January 2006, the Jerene’s Wish Program began to take form at Warford Orthodontics. The mission of the program is to offer orthodontic care at a greatly reduced price to patients who badly want their smiles changed, but their families are financially unable to afford it.
Currently, there are several patients receiving orthodontic care in Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding areas because of the Jerene’s Wish program.
Applications are accepted year-round, and families who qualify are encouraged to apply.
The goal of the Jerene’s Wish Program is to provide orthodontic care to families in North Dakota who would otherwise be unable to afford it.
Special thanks goes out to the Institute of Facial Surgery, Face & Jaw Surgery Center, and Dr. Otto Dohm, for providing complimentary surgical services to the Jerene’s Wish patients who require it.
How to Apply
The applicant has the desire to experience all of the life-changing benefits of an enhanced smile.
The applicant is not currently in braces.
The applicant will be committed to good oral hygiene and other requirements for a successful result.
The applicant must meet income guidelines for the program
Family of 2…………………$20,000
Family of 3…………………$25,000
Family of 4…………………$30,000
Family of 5…………………$35,000
Family of 6…………………$40,000
Applications are currently being accepted.
Applications for Jerene’s Wish are available upon request via email firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone (800) 732-3768, (701) 255-1311 or by downloading the application below.
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