Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children's smiles and transform lives across the globe.
Healing children's smiles. Making the world a better place.
At Operation Smile, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on children's faces. We're more than a charity. More than a nonprofit. We're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate and other facial deformities.
Every three minutes a child is born with a facial deformity — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile.
Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided over 3.5 million health care evaluations and over 200,000 surgeries for children around the world.