Empower Local Doctors.
Transform Children’s Lives.

We use the "teach a man to fish" model focusing on training local medical professionals to provide cleft treatment in their own communities.

Our Model

You + Donations = Smiles

YOUR DONATIONS GO WHERE THE NEED IS

Your donations help provide funding for local hospitals and training for local medical professionals to provide year-round 100%-free cleft surgery and essential comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities. The hospitals also contribute to cleft treatment through cost-sharing as part of our partnership model.

TRAINED SURGEONS

Smile Train’s local partner surgeons use the training and resources to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgeries and comprehensive cleft care for children in need.

CUTTING-EDGE SURGICAL TECHNIQUES BY LOCAL DOCTORS

Local doctors are empowered to help their own communities with Smile Train’s training on the latest cleft techniques, while ensuring they abide by our strict standards.

COMPREHENSIVE POST-SURGICAL CARE

After surgery, our local medical professionals evaluate whether or not additional dental, orthodontic, and therapeutic care is needed. Our speech therapy programs ensure each child gains confidence with their smile.

A NEW SMILE IS CREATED