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Operation Smile Brings Psychosocial Care to Surgical Programs and Comprehensive Care Centers Around the World

Co-chairs of Operation Smile's Psychosocial Care Non-surgical Specialty Council, Dr. Priti Desai and Donna Trentel discuss the organization's psychosocial care program in recognition of International Volunteer Day
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Operation Smile Celebrates World Kindness Day with Dedicated Student and Medical Volunteers

Operation Smile spreads kindness and compassion to others by providing life-changing surgeries and comprehensive care with the support of devoted volunteers.
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Global Surgical Nonprofit Operation Smile Celebrates World Smile Day

On World Smile Day, Operation Smile celebrates 40 years of spreading smiles. Dedicated medical professionals from all over the world volunteer their time to spread kindness and smiles to patients living in countries of need alongside this incredible organization.
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Global Surgical Nonprofit Operation Smile Offers Breastfeeding Education and Training for Mothers Around the World

A major obstacle that Operation Smile medical volunteers encounter when treating patients in low- and middle- income countries is the malnutrition of infants with cleft conditions. When breastfeeding is the primary option to feed a child, the aid of a nutritional expert is often necessary to ensure the child’s survival and/or adequate health prior to surgery.
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Operation Smile and Align Technology Announce Title Sponsorship of Operation Smile’s International Student Leadership Conference

Align’s continued investment in Operation Smile and the International Student Leadership Conference reflects the companies’ shared commitment of improving the lives of young people through education and leadership opportunities.

#VBGIVESBACK WITH OPERATION SMILE

From July through September 2022, Veronica Beard proudly partners with Operation Smile to support its mission of providing patients with lasting health through life-saving cleft surgeries and comprehensive care, helping them to better breathe, eat, speak and live lives of greater quality and confidence.
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Operation Smile Takes Home 12 Telly Awards at the 43rd Annual Telly Awards

Operation Smile won 12 Telly Awards this year at the 43rd Annual Telly Awards on May 24, 2022. This year’s competition received over 11,000 entries from a variety of organizations and top-tier brands across the globe. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television content across all screens in a variety of categories.
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Global Surgical Nonprofit Operation Smile Recognizes Devoted Nurses for National Nurses Month

May is National Nurses Month, a time to recognize the dedication and hard work exemplified by outstanding nurses all over the country. As one of the world’s largest medical volunteer-based nonprofits, Operation Smile’s volunteer nurses make up over 70% of the organization’s more than 6,000 medical volunteers.
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Global Surgical Nonprofit Operation Smile Recognizes Devoted Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

In honor of National Volunteer Month, Operation Smile is recognizing the tremendous volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to improving the lives of children in developing counties. As one of the largest global surgical nonprofits, Operation Smile would not exist without the hard work and commitment of volunteers and it is imperative that they get the acknowledgement and praise they deserve.

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