How does Smiles 4 Canada evaluate my application?
There are 3 stages to the evaluation process:
- Administrative review, to ensure the application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be submitted to the Regional Committee and will be returned to you.
- Regional Committee review, to verify financial eligibility, estimate the scope of the treatment, and assess its likelihood of success in light of your child's general dental health, motivation and character.
- Matching with a participating orthodontist. If your child is accepted, we will try and find a volunteer orthodontist close to your location who is able to undertake the treatment. To assist this orthodontist, we will share the patient information, personal statement, digital photos, signed/initialed program rules, expectations and release and dental examination forms with him/her. This orthodontist will meet with you and your child to discuss the potential treatment plan options. If a volunteer is not immediately available, you will be wait-listed, and we will attempt to give you an estimate of how long you may have to wait.