Smiles Forever

The Smiles Forever mission is to break the cycle of poverty by vocationally training young indigenous women to be dental hygienists in Cochabamba, Bolivia. We recognize women as the first socialization factor in the family. Enabling them to become financially self-sufficient, we are both creating female community leaders and bettering the lives of their children. Students give back to their community by providing free dental care at the school, burn center and rural communities.

Bolivian Market

Bolivian Market
Women sell their goods on the streets. (view small | med | large | orig)

Oral Health Education

Oral Health Education
A small village in Morachata, Bolivia. Smiles Forever dental hygiene students deliver dental home care instruction and fluoride treatments to over 300 children in the community schools. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dental exams in a small school room in Morachata

Dental exams in a small school room in Morachata
Free dental exams and fluoride treatment provided to children. (view small | med | large | orig)

Madre de Dios Shelter children receiving treatment

Madre de Dios Shelter children receiving treatment
The gradeschool-aged children from the Madre de Dios Shelter in Cochabamba, Bolivia benefit from sd flouride treatments used to prevent cavities. Bolivian dental hygienist trainees work together with U.S. hygienist students from a Seattle, WA area study abroad program. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cindy Larson, RHD from the U.S. helping Bolivians

Cindy Larson, RHD from the U.S. helping Bolivians
Cindy Larson, RHD from the U.S. is working together with Bolivian hygienist students to give sd flouride treatments to Madre de Dios Shelter children (view small | med | large | orig)
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