Press Release


October 1, 2017

The MKS Forum Benefits Smile for a Lifetime Foundation $100,000 in 2017

Dallas, TX:

The MKS Forum, LLC announced today that based upon the number of registered doctors and event sponsors of The MKS Forum event on October 27-28, 2017, it is expected to provide at least $100,000 to Smile for a Lifetime Foundation.

MKS Forum Co-Founder, Dr. Ben Burris, donated all of his interest in The MKS Forum earlier in 2017 to Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, an organization he enthusiastically supports.

“We wish Ben the best in the future without MKS and I am sure he is proud of this benefit to Smile for a Lifetime. The 2017 MKS Forum will be larger than the 500+ orthodontists in 2016 and has benefitted from new 2017 sponsors including Ferrari® and Morgan Stanley.” Said Susie Snow, National Marketing Director for MKS. “We hope to double the benefit to Smile for a Lifetime through additional donations received at the event later this month.”

MKS Forum 2017 has an all-star roster of speakers including Dr. Scott Law, owner of one of the largest orthodontic practices in the U.S. and Joe Hogan, President and CEO of Align Technology, makers of the Invisalign® system.

“We expect some disruptive industry announcements and controversial predictions from several of our speakers this year, said Snow.

Doctors and team members can still register for The MKS Forum here.

About The MKS Forum

The MKS Forum 2017 ( is the third annual business-focused event for orthodontists. Like 2016, it will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas on October 27-28. This year’s event is preceded by a special Invisalign® conference on October 26.

About Smile for a Lifetime Foundation

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation ( is a charitable, non-profit organization which provides free orthodontic care through its member orthodontists. Since its founding in 2008, doctors have provided over $35,000,000 (thirty five million dollars) of care to deserving children throughout North America.