Help a local hero receive the gift of a new smile

  • Tell us about your
    nominee by filling out the form
  • We will choose one lucky recipient for orthodontic care on June 30.

About Us


As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Shefferman volunteered to undergo a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations—a process that can take up to ten years—by his peers on the basis of his extensive knowledge and skills. Becoming board certified signifies Dr. Shefferman’s pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

“My mission and purpose is to play a role in enabling others to be able to chase and achieve their dreams with confidence by building the smile of their dreams. It is extremely rewarding to be able to interact with so many unique people and watch their transformations as their smiles change,” Dr. Shefferman

About our local heroes Smile Graditude program

Local Heroes Smile Program

This May, Dr. John Shefferman, of Shefferman Orthodontics, is giving away free orthodontic treatment (either braces or Invisalign) to one local hero! Dr. Shefferman, one of the top orthodontists in DC, and his team of experts have always sought to provide excellent care to their patients for over 25 years. Now they are looking to give back to those who go above and beyond to make a difference in their community.

All nominations must be submitted by filling out the form on our website no later than June 23rd, 2023. Our panel will read through all of the submissions and determine one special recipient that will receive free orthodontic treatment from Dr. Shefferman. The winner will be announced on June 30th at which time we will recognize our local hero and thank them for their efforts in making our community a better place!

“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to give back and show our appreciation for all the amazing people in our lives,” said Dr. Shefferman “It is an honor and privilege to offer someone this extraordinary gift!”  He continued, “I am confident that with everyone’s help, we can find the perfect candidate – someone who has gone above and beyond for their community.”The deadline for submissions is quickly approaching so don’t delay – if you know someone you believe deserves recognition fill out the form today! Help us recognize a special member of your community – nominate your favorite local hero today!