Welcome to Surgeons for Smiles

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair for Children Around the World

Surgeons for Smiles is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to providing First World medical and dental care to those in need in developing countries around the world. Our focus is two-fold: to provide comprehensive, compassionate medical care to people and areas in need, and to offer unique skills and education so that local professionals may be enriched and provide further care once we have departed.

Since 1997, our teams have conducted successful surgical missions in the Philippines, Caribbean, Nigeria, Eritrea and Bangladesh. Please visit our missions page to learn more about these specific trips.

“Invite us and we shall come.”

Surgeons for Smiles embraces the mantra “Invite us and we shall come.” We are open to visiting and conducting surgical missions in any location, provided necessary arrangements can be made and our personnel are available. We have conducted repeat missions to same-country locations and are open to exploring all requests for our services.

News and Events
Upcoming Missions, Press Coverage & More

October, 2015 — Eritrea

March, 2016 — Nepal

November, 2016 — Bangladesh

Mission Accomplished!

Pema Ts'al Monastery, Pokhara Nepal - March 2015

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Savar, Bangladesh - November 2012

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Bangladesh 2012 Surgical Team

Dr. Zebovitz and the Surgeons for Smiles team celebrate a successful mission in Bangladesh. They performed a total of 71 surgeries over 5 1/2 days of operating and brought many smiles to the beautiful Bangladeshi children and their families.