Help us train young women in under-served communities to provide dental care for the world’s most vulnerable children.
The Unspoken Smiles Foundation seeks to address two of the most critical problems facing impoverished communities around the world: poor oral health, particularly in children, and inadequate access to viable career and earning opportunities for women.
Many millions of children throughout the world live without regular access to quality, affordable dental care. In fact, early childhood tooth decay is the most common chronic disease worldwide. Poor oral health can have disastrous consequences on the long-term health and well-being of children, causing serious illness, including life-threatening blood infections, and negatively impacting their ability to learn, eat, play, and socialize with confidence.
How it Works
The Unspoken Smiles Foundation provides fellowships for young women ages 18-35 to become dental assistants, capable of educating their communities about the importance of oral health and providing early interventions for children through oral hygiene assessments and dental cleanings. Our fellowships give young women lifelong earning potential, help increase women's participation in the labor force, and grow the local economy.Unspoken Smiles supports mobile health clinics that provide free services to children under the age of 17, including in-school visits and oral health lessons, and give steady, well-paid employment for our fellows.Your contribution will support our pilot programs in Haiti, Kurdistan, and Romania and help spread the Unspoken Smiles model for oral health, education, and economic growth to communities in need around the world.
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD.