Smile Train Empowers Local Doctors To Perform Quality Cleft Surgeries.

Our Unique Model

Unlike many charities that do many different things, Smile Train is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate. We focus all our time, effort and money on studying, understanding and treating clefts.

With the support of our donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile - that's roughly 350 surgeries a day and 128,000+ every year.

Watch this video on Smile Train's unique model:

Our Model

  • Single focus on the problem of clefts.
  • Foster self-sufficiency through free training and education.
  • Provide free surgery for children who cannot afford it.
  • Embrace an interdisciplinary team approach.
  • Invest in research to find a way to prevent clefts.
  • Leverage technology to accelerate learning results.
  • Partner with other cleft organizations and share resources.
  • Operate as the most cost-efficient cleft organization in the world.