Assistance League of Long Beach received a $10,000 grant award from the
Bank of America Charitable Foundation through the Long Beach Community
Foundation in support of the Orthodontic Center.
Pictured left to right, front row: pati-Sue Ashcraft (Orthodontic Program
Chairman), Faye Alperin (Assistance League of Long Beach President),
and Jim Worsham (Long Beach Community Foundation President).
Back row: Mitch Ozawa, Rick Rozman, and Travis Barr, representatives
from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.
Orthodontic screenings of prospective patients are held throughout the year. Children with the most severe orthodontic needs are accepted from these screenings into Assistance League of Long Beach’s Orthodontic Program. Most children are in treatment approximately 24-28 months.
Following the initial orthodontic screening, parents are required to participate in a financial screening. Parents provide verification of all household income: pay stubs, tax form 1040 from the most recent year, letters from employers, or verification of state benefits. These documents are reviewed to establish a monthly fee. In addition there is a one time start-up fee of $100.
Consultations are held with each new patient and parents. Consultations consist of presentation of the treatment plan, a discussion of the patient’s responsibilities and an overview of office policies.
Tax-deductible donations to the Assistance League of Long Beach Orthodontic Program, a 501(c)(3) corporation, are always accepted and appreciated.