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Dr. Nelson and Dr. Millingen, as well as the entire Ultimate Smile Design team, feel a deep sense of commitment to the local community. Through involvement in community events and organizations, they enjoy giving back to the citizens of Brevard County. They are grateful to live here and feel fortunate to be able to contribute to the quality of life of the area they call home.

Promise in Brevard

Promise in Brevard



Promise in Brevard main campus


Promise in Brevard’s mission is to provide an opportunity for adults with special needs to live full and independent lives. Promise in Brevard, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2009 as a way to provide a much-needed housing opportunity for young adults with special needs. It gives them a sense of independence long yearned for, while simultaneously living, working and thriving in their community.

Promise residents have an inclusive, safe and fun place to live, amongst neighbors who care. Promise offers vocational training and employment opportunities with on-site training and continuing education. The Promise concept was developed with the help of a special group of young individuals, known as “The Dream Team.” From the amenities to the floor plans, this team of future residents worked closely with designers since day one, sharing their thoughts and visions about everything the Promise lifestyle should offer.

Lori Nelson Promise in Brevard

Dr. Nelson’s heart has belonged to Promise in Brevard from the time she first learned about it. She was asked to join the Board of Directors by Executive Director, Betsy Farmer, about 10 years ago and has enjoyed every aspect of her service. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and is continually inspired by Betsy’s energy, tenacity, and faith in serving the special needs community and the community of Brevard as a whole.

Many Promise in Brevard residents are Ultimate Smile Design patients and Dr. Nelson and Dr. Millingen truly cherish each of them.

Dr. Nelson says, “Personally, I’ve grown so much as a human being and as a dentist by knowing our Promisers. We are blessed to take care of many Promisers as patients. Dr. Milllingen and I, along with our staff, immensely enjoy treating our Promisers and other patients with special needs. Whether the need involves a physical limitation, developmental delay, or any of a myriad of health issues, it is a great joy to provide care to those who otherwise may not be able to receive it.”

To learn more about Promise in Brevard and how you can be part of their mission, please visit their site

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