OOW – August 24-30, 2015: Orthodontics Only

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Congratulations to Dr. Derek Sanders of Orthodontics Only in Miami, FL, for being chosen as SCL’s Orthodontic Provider of the Week! We thank Dr. Sanders and his orthodontic dream team for the generosity, dedication and outstanding service they provide to our SCL program participants!

Since joining SCL’s orthodontic provider family in 2010, Dr. Sanders accepts a minimum of five SCL participants for treatment each year. In the high need area of his community in and around Miami FL, he has screened over 15 applicants this calendar year alone, accepting families who must drive over an hour to his office, drastically cutting the waiting list in his area. Dr. Sanders’ staff is well organized and keeps the SCL operations team up to date on each case.

Always willing to help and recruit orthodontic providers, Dr. Sanders is an enthusiastic, dedicated and outstanding SCL orthodontic provider who goes above and beyond in bracing kids for a better future.

About Derek L. Sanders, DMD, DMS:

Dr. Derek Sanders was born and raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan as the youngest of five children. He attended college at Michigan State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Sanders then received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in the top of his class. While in dental school, Dr. Sanders enrolled in a dual degree program and also earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus in health care management.

Following his dental training, Dr. Sanders practiced as a restorative dentist in Philadelphia, PA. His passion for continuing learning and interest in orthodontics led him to the University of Connecticut, where he was the chief resident and earned a postdoctoral Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Dental Science.

Dr. Sanders is a highly skilled clinician who is loved for his warm personality and kind heart. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics in orthodontics and has several original articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Sanders spends countless hours in continuing education and is dedicated to providing the best orthodontic care for his patients.

Dr. Sanders lives with his wife in Miami and thoroughly enjoys being a contributing member of the community. He enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, traveling and spending time with his family. For years, Dr. Sanders has been a die-hard UM Hurricane and Miami Heat fan.

Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."
Shelly P.
"I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."
Joy S.
"My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."
Alan P.
"This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"
Judith W.
"I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"
Alice W.
"Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."
Tiffany L.
"Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."
Alexandria W.
"Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "
Alice W.
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  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Smiles Change Lives. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.


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