Last December, we had the amazing experience of visiting orphanages and nutrition centers in Paraguay to provide dental care to children in need. We literally saved lives through procedures ranging from removing abscesses with severe infection to fillings and education about routine oral hygiene. It was an inspiring and life-changing experience for myself and the other participants.

This month, we have the honor of conducting another dental mission trip to Chiang Rai, Thailand to build on the past successes in Paraguay. A team of Smile Brands employees and dentists will travel to remote villages in Thailand to do what we can to raise the level of oral health for children who have most likely never before been exposed to things like toothbrushes or flossing.

Our team will also set up an International Outpost by training the local dental professionals and leaving behind equipment so they have the tools and the knowledge to continue the work we’ve started. Dr. Robert Chidester and Dr. Randy Richardson will continue to provide support after the trip as the Thailand International Ambassadors. Through partnerships with the International Ambassadors, the Thailand Outpost will be able to continue dental care outreaches and provide smiles for everyone!