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.

New toothbrushes

New toothbrushes
Morachata, Bolivia, oral health project. Smiles Forever Dental Hygiene students teach tooth brushing. (view small | med | large | orig)

Deborah McLynn Chiu Dental Educator with Students

Deborah McLynn Chiu Dental Educator with Students
Bolivian hygienists-in-training enjoy learning from Deborah McLynn Chiu. Deborah is demonstrating the most up-to-date techniques & she's writing a Spanish/English manual for this unique South American dental school. She also shared in community outreach experiences. (view small | med | large | orig)

Beautiful Bolivian girl.

Beautiful Bolivian girl.
Great shot of her innocence. (view small | med | large | orig)

Rosie Bellert with student helping patient

Rosie Bellert with student helping patient
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Fund Dental Care for 7,000 Indigenous Children

Fund Dental Care for 7,000 Indigenous Children
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