Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Argentina

Celeste Sartori is a nurse at Smile Train partner Sanatorio Argentino in Argentina. For the past twelve years, she has...

Brazil

"Every hand we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal...

India

As India braves a country-wide lockdown to control the transmission of COVID-19, parents of children with clefts find hope...

Brazil

Dr. Daniely Farias is a Smile Train partner plastic surgeon in Campo Grande, Brazil who is now on the frontlines...

Smile Train programs, partners, and patients have been deeply affected by COVID-19. Where it is safe to do so, Smile Train’s...

Chile

In Chile, cleft surgeries and comprehensive cleft care have been postponed to ensure patient safety amidst COVID-19. The...

Colombia

In the mid-1990s, Dr. Maria del Pilar Echeverri was working as a speech therapist to children with clefts in Bogotá when her...

Chile

International Women’s Day honors the achievements of women around the world — a perfect occasion to celebrate the...

Peru

For Evelyn Caserres-Nano, speech therapy is more than a job – it is a calling and a passion stemming from her interest in...