Children in Need

Sounds like a silly question, right?  We’re an orthodontic office and we love to enhancing smiles and making teeth straight.  However, that’s not all we believe we do.  Our mission is to enhance the self-esteem of our patients and empower them to achieve whatever goals they aspire to.

You can tell a lot about anyone by what they say, but you can learn a lot more by what they do.  At Coolsmiles Orthodontics one of our core values is community service.  We believe that all businesses have a responsibility to give back to their communities and we take that very seriously.  In addition to supporting local schools, our staff often participates in activities such as “Relay for Life” and marathon running for the “Boomer Esiason Foundation“.  During the holidays we collected food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Long Island.  Dr. David and I are charter members of “Smiles Changes Lives” and have donated our services to this worthwhile program that helps local indigent children receive orthodontic care.  Dr. David has been active with the local chapter of the “Make A Wish” foundation, enabling children to live out their dreams.

My passion is helping children born with facial deformities, such as cleft lips and palates.  I volunteer my time at both St.Charles and Stony Brook Hospitals.  In addition, I have had the privilege to serve on twelve overseas missions all over the world with Smile Train, Operation Smile and Health Volunteers Overseas. These missions are extremely rewarding, but do not address the needs of children with more severe facial disfigurements.  To meet the needs of these children, I am proud to announce that I have recently established a non-profit organization called the “ Smile Rescue Fund for Kids.”   We are currently raising money to fund corrective facial surgery for a young girl in Kenya named Saline.  If you are interested in helping, or are able to make a small contribution, click here to learn more.

So who is CoolsmilesWe are a group of committed individuals that wants to make a difference. We want to know what you think?  Comment below.

DrK

The Smile Rescue Fund for Kids Helps Children Too Severe for Treatment by Established Charitable Organizations

Port Jefferson, NY – Long Island orthodontist Leon Klempner today announces the launch of The Smile Rescue Fund for Kids, an organization he founded to provide funding to children born with severe facial and craniofacial deformities. These children have such significant challenges that they cannot be helped by their families, governmental agencies and currently established charitable organizations.

Facial deformities result in many challenging medical issues, including feeding problems, hearing loss, unintelligible speech and recurrent ear infections. But the social and psychological consequences that result are just as devastating. The stigma of looking and sounding different leads to a very difficult and lonely life. Often, peers, communities and even relatives shun lovable and loving children, ashamed of their appearance and speech and powerless to affect positive change. Some are hidden away in locked rooms, deprived of education, medical care and any socialization with the outside world.

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Coolsmiles has joined forces with the Emmy winning TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and donated an Extreme Makeover: Orthodontic Edition of their own.

As most of you already know because of all the media coverage, the Lutz family of East Setauket, NY was the recipient of a Long Island Extreme Makeover set to begin on Tuesday June 22 and completed by the end of the week.

Unlike the show’s traditional early morning door knock, Ty Pennington made the announcement to the family at Yankee Stadium on the Jumbotron prior to the NY Yankees vs. the NY Mets game on June 20th.  Read all about it here.

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