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.
Help Dental Hygiene Students Make Bolivia Smile!
 
Smiles Forever began 15 years ago as a Dental Hygiene School in Cochabamba, Bolivia providing vocational training for homeless, indigenous women. Since then our mission has expanded to bring dental care to thousands yearly. This award-winning model for giving dental care in the 3rd world, capitalizes on the trainees internship time, under the leadership of our dental professionals, operating an at-cost clinic. Also, each year the program has reached out to take our mobile clinic to more areas. project reportread updates from the field
Educate Bolivian Mothers to be Dental Hygienists
 
The Smiles Forever Dental Hygiene School in Cochabamba, Bolivia provides vocational training for indigenous mothers. We afford them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change their lives and the future for their children. These women are enrolled in a fully accredited 2-year program, requiring a huge commitment. The challenges and rewards are great for these mothers. They love giving back to their community at free clinics. While they accrue internship hours they assist dental professionals. project reportread updates from the field
Provide Dental Care for 30,000 Bolivian Children!
 
The Smiles Forever Dental Hygiene School in Cochabamba, Bolivia provides vocational training for indigenous women. As part of their training, both staff and students give free dental care to thousands of children a year. These dental hygienist trainees now have a community service project in the remote village of Morochata, where recently 400 children received preventative fluoride care. Some children required critical care, including 77 extractions and medication from overseeing dentists. project reportread updates from the field
Train Aracely: Give Dental Care to Bolivian Miners
 
The Smiles Forever Dental Hygiene School in Cochabamba, Bolivia provides vocational training for underserved indigenous women, like Aracely, an orphan now 20. Aracely is enrolled in a fully accredited 2-year program, requiring a huge commitment. Aracely was selected as the lead dental hygienist for a goodwill visit to a clinic for displaced miners. She so impressed the local dentist, with her rapport for the poor and her endless energy, she was invited to apply for a job when certified. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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