CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SMILES

Past, Present + Future


In 1999, Smile Train developed a model that has proven both sustainable and hugely effective by empowering medical professionals around the world with education, training, and resources to treat children with clefts in their own communities.

Experience the impact your support has made on patients and families around the world by exploring a highlight of accomplishments in our interactive timeline.

MEET OUR FOREVER SMILES


Hover over our iconic patients to see their incredible transformations.

A child with a cleft
A smiling adult

Wang Li

Our first patient has since graduated from school, found love and started a family, and created her own business.

A child with a cleft
A smiling teenager

Ever

This once quiet and reserved ten-year-old received his 100%-free cleft surgery in 2013 and has blossomed into a confident teenager.

A baby with a cleft
A smiling child

Sofia

For the past eight years, Sofia has received comprehensive cleft treatment, including orthodontic care. Today, Sofia is a very happy and active child.

A child with a cleft
A smiling child

Osawa

Before his cleft treatment, Osawa was shy and falling behind in class. Now, our one millionth patient is receiving high marks and can’t stop smiling.

A LEGACY OF SMILES

Our 20th Anniversary milestone would not have been possible without the late Charles B. Wang, Smile Train's beloved Founder and Chairman.

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