ATLANTA, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate its grand opening in May, the Georgia School of Orthodontics announced today plans to provide $100,000 worth of complimentary orthodontic care at its newly constructed Atlanta Clinic.
"A gift of this magnitude has the potential to impact more than 30 children and their families," said Randy Kluender, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We are absolutely thrilled to be in Georgia and are proud to celebrate the grand opening with our community."
Starting today, the Georgia School of Orthodontics will begin accepting nominations for children and teens in need of braces but can't afford it. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 15. Information and nomination forms can be found at www.gaorthodontics.org.
The Georgia School of Orthodontics provides the underserved population in Georgia with access to affordable orthodontic care by serving patients for approximately half the cost of private practice orthodontic care. The orthodontic residents are graduates from dental schools supervised by licensed orthodontists that are being trained and educated as specialists in orthodontics.
About Georgia School of Orthodontics
The Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO), based in Atlanta, Ga., will offer an advanced specialty education program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The 36-month residency program is structured to provide collaborative and evidence-based learning for residents while providing quality orthodontic care to patients in the school's clinics. GSO's mission is to educate outstanding dentists to be proficient in the clinical specialty of orthodontics while providing affordable care to an underserved population. GSO faculty and staff is dedicated to diversity in both education and practice. GSO anticipates enrolling its first class in the fall of 2016. The program is sponsored by Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center and is a division of its Department of Dentistry. GSO has applied for initial accreditation through the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). For more information, visit www.gaorthodontics.org or call (770) 351-7737.
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