Operation Smile is a charity organization for children – donate non profit
Operation Smile is a charity organization for children – donate non profit
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Medical Missions and Programs

The goal of every medical mission and all our surgical programs is to heal children's smiles and transform lives across the globe.

Our unique and successful medical mission model is providing safe surgeries for children around the world while building a long-term sustainable solution.

We mobilize medical volunteers across the globe to treat children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities, and leave a legacy of trained medical professionals, surgical equipment and professional partnerships to expand local medical infrastructures and create self-reliance in low and middle income countries.

What is a Medical Mission?

We treat thousands of children each year through our medical missions' international and local efforts.

See the effects of a medical mission

See the transformation, one step at a time.

Explore Operation Smile Mission Sites

Each week, somewhere in the world, we're at work healing smiles.

Read firsthand accounts of mission experiences of healing children

A firsthand account of the medical mission experience.

Healing Children with the most serious facial deformities

Healing children with the most serious facial deformities.

Our U.S.-based network assists families seeking resources with facial deformities

Our U.S.-based network assists families seeking resources with facial deformities.

Going beyond surgery to keep new smiles bright and shining

Going beyond surgery to keep new smiles bright and shining.

Operation Smile’s unique assets allow it to respond quickly in times of disaster.
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