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Operation Smile FAQ


The following information is provided to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions. 

We Need You

Suffering, tormented and rejected, even by those who are supposed to love them most … children around the world born with cleft lips and cleft palates have been waiting their whole lives for our help.

Medical Programs

Children deserve access to the very best care available. At Operation Smile that’s what we believe, that’s where we start. 

Why We Exist

We envision a future where health and dignity are improved through safe surgery. 

Through our expertise in treating cleft lip and cleft palate, we create solutions that deliver safe surgery to people where it’s needed most.

Why Smiles

Global Need

Operation Smile's family of medical volunteers, donors and staff are committed to not only reaching patients but breaking down obstacles to surgery through education, training, medical diplomacy and advocacy. We do that by working together with government agencies, local health systems, non-profit organizations and any like-minded partners to deliver care. All patients deserve comprehensive health care and a chance for greater well-being. 


Our Story