Building free surgical centers around the globe for Smile Train patients


A look at how Smile Train helps children with cleft lips and palates around the world.

Smile Train is a nonprofit organization and charity providing corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates. Headquartered in New York City and founded in 1999, Smile Train provides free corrective cleft surgery in 87 countries, training local doctors and providing hospital funding for the procedures. Today we talk to Dr. Richard Hopper, on the medical advisory board of Smile Train, about the new initiative of developing new state-of-the-art centers for Smile Train in lower and middle-income areas in the United States, and around the world and how pediatricians can help.

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