3rd Annual Smile Stand: Craniofacial Orthodontics

Oct 01, 2021 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm

Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710

Supporting Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Research, Education and Patient Care

Five campus locations, five amazing spreads, lots of smiling faces.

Join us on World Smile Day!

Details

We’re back and in person on the Duke Medical Campus for our 3rd annual Smile Stand Event!  Each of our five Smile Stands will be serving treats and drinks provided by local vendors.  Music, games and giveaways—get ready for a day full of fun!

Our fundraising supports all components of Team care at Duke, but each year we want to bring awareness to an aspect of cleft and craniofacial care.  This year we are highlighting craniofacial orthodontics, a specialized type of care where not only the teeth, but dental arches, jaw and palate, are manipulated by a skilled orthodontist to maximize chewing, speech production and aesthetics.

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Total Raised

$25,000

Fundraising Goal

Stand Hosts

There are many specialized craniofacial orthodontic treatments that children may need throughout their care with the Duke Team, as a newborn through adolescence.

This year’s Smile Stand hosts will be telling their special journey through craniofacial orthodontic care!

Impact

Craniofacial orthodontic techniques can prevent surgery in patients with cleft or craniofacial conditions.

Yet orthodontic care is often not covered under insurance plans for children with cleft and craniofacial conditions. Despite the unique structure of the head, mouth and jaw that is impacted by clefts and other craniofacial conditions, patients have to pay out of pocket for most orthodontic care, even when medically necessary.

Duke strives to provide equal care to all kids.  This year’s fundraising aims to support the research and care initiatives at Duke so that the best techniques can be created and validated.

We enjoyed being a part of it so much and it is certainly a day we will never forget.

-Anna Babcock

Sponsors

We’re actively seeking sponsors to support this year’s Smile Stand. To learn more, please contact us.

2021 Sponsors