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Posted on December 10, 2009 by West Corporation 

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Smile for a Lifetime and TeleVox™ Partner to Provide Orthodontia for the Underserved

(Jonesboro, AR) — November 5, 2009 — Smile for a Lifetime Foundation has chosen TeleVox as a Platinum Partner who can help the not-for-profit organization expand the reach of its program to provide orthodontia services for underprivileged children throughout the country.

The average set of braces costs $6,000, far out of the financial reach of many families. Smile for a Lifetime is creating self-confidence, inspiring hope, and changing the lives of children in our communities by giving the gift of a smile. They help meet this need by providing $2 million for orthodontic care to individuals who cannot afford the care and may not have the opportunity to acquire assistance.

The expertise in communications strategies provided by Televox Software, a leading provider of communication solutions for the healthcare industry, will help expand the program by delivering the message about this very worthwhile cause to more people who need it and to more providers of orthodontia.

Many orthodontists donate some of their services, and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the communities that they serve. Smile for a Lifetime provides a way to recognize and formalize their commitment for providing pro bono services. It also provides a better way for the underprivileged to find orthodontists donating this type of work.

TeleVox will also be designing and hosting websites to help Smile for a Lifetime with its online marketing efforts as well as delivering news releases and newsletters to TeleVox clients, including more than 3,000 orthodontists.

The organization’s TeleVox-hosted website will include documents, videos and forms for different Smile for a Lifetime chapters to post comments, questions and share ideas. The home page will include a donor’s area and will provide clear instructions for interested potential candidates (children and parents) and interested orthodontists. Newsletters and news releases will also be available via the website.

Each newsletter will feature a child who has benefitted from Smile for a Lifetime’s services as well as the orthodontist providing the services. The newsletter feature will help heighten national awareness of the program as well as the commitment of participating orthodontists.

“I’m very excited about our partnership with TeleVox, a leading communications firm in the healthcare community known for its integrity, product quality and commitment to service,” said Dr. David B. Carter, National President for Smiles for a Lifetime. “TeleVox will help heighten the awareness of our program among dentists, the orthodontia community as well as individuals who need assistance for orthodontic care. This increased awareness will help us reach more underserved families. TeleVox will be invaluable in that effort.”

“We look forward to supporting Smile for a Lifetime with their worthwhile program,” said Scott Zimmerman, Business Leader for TeleVox. “The need for braces among children in underserved communities is significant and Smile for a Lifetime is playing a tremendous role in meeting this need.”

About Smile for a Lifetime

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that provides orthodontic care to individuals who may not have the opportunity to acquire assistance.

Launched in 2008, Smiles for a Lifetime Foundation aims to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations, and orthodontic needs. The Foundation sponsors the orthodontic care of hundreds of patients each year.

About TeleVox

For years leading doctors have chosen TeleVox for proactive, effective and timely healthcare communication. TeleVox offers value-driven, secure and reliable communications solutions that help to create new revenue streams for healthcare providers and proactively inform their patients.

TeleVox understands that patients want to receive communication from their doctors in a secure and timely fashion, using the most convenient channel to reach them. That’s why TeleVox broadens doctor-patient communication channels beyond voice, with the right mix of technology and human touch.

TeleVox offers and hosts multi-media outbound messaging platforms, communication portals and proactive communication programs that seamlessly integrate with data and practice management systems. Formed in 1992, TeleVox has worldwide presence in over 15,000 practices and organizations and accurately delivers millions of multi-media messages every week.

An affiliate of West Corporation, TeleVox is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. For more information, visit the Company’s website at or call 1-800-644-4266.

About West Corporation

West Corporation is a leading provider of technology-driven, voice-oriented solutions. West offers its clients a broad range of communications and infrastructure management solutions that help them manage or support critical communications. West’s automated customer contact solutions and conferencing services are designed to improve its clients’ cost structure and provide reliable, high-quality services. West also provides mission-critical services, such as public safety and emergency communications.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, West serves Fortune 1000 companies and other clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, banking, retail, financial, technology and healthcare. West has sales and operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information on West Corporation, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit