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Operation Smile: Making the World Smile, One Child at a Time

July 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Living in the US or any other prosperous nation, it’s hard to imagine living in poverty, without medical and dental care, without sufficient food and water. Check out this video to see how dentists like you are truly changing lives across the globe. Learn more about Operation Smile here. Be sure to follow the organization’s updates on Twitter, as well.

Want to help Operation Smile? Check out the next mission coming up this month…

Nicaragua: July 1 – 9, 2009

“An Operation Smile team of medical volunteers will work on the USNS Comfort to change the lives of Nicaraguan children. The medical and non-medical volunteer team members, including plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, a pediatrician, an orthodontist, a speech therapist and others, will work alongside their Nicaraguan counterparts. The team will provide free physical examinations and reconstructive surgeries for children and young adults with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.”

Tags: Volunteering Opportunities

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Degrees in Healthcare // Jul 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Operation Smile is such an important organization and movement. So many individuals throughout the globe suffer from numerous teeth and gum diseases. It is so important to help these people and ease their pain.

  • 2 Renee Hamilton // Jul 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you so much for your support! Operation Smile relies on incredible medical volunteers and donations from supporters to help us provide surgeries to children in need. We truly appreciate you spreading the word about the work we do!

  • 3 Sam // Jul 16, 2009 at 11:43 am

    New York based jewelry designer Catherine Zadeh designed a really cute bracelet to raise money in her own way for this beautiful cause. You can check it out/ buy it online at

  • 4 Emergency dentist richmond hill // Jul 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    This organization is a great cause. I had done a mission like this before and I recommend every dentist to give back. It is a very rewarding experience.

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