About Us

For the last 25+ years, Smile Train has supported safe and quality cleft care for 2+ million children.

older woman poses after surgery

What Does Smile Train Do?

Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, with a sustainable and local model of supporting surgery and other forms of essential care. Over the last 25+ years, we have supported safe and quality cleft care for 2+ million children and we won’t stop until every child in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve.

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What Makes Smile Train Different

Your gifts sustain world-class training programs that equip and empower medical professionals in 75+ countries to provide children in need with life-changing, high-quality cleft care. This is what makes Smile Train different from organizations that send doctors on mission trips to other countries: we support local medical professionals and local hospitals -- it’s how we build up healthcare infrastructure around the world while sponsoring care 365 days a year.

Beyond surgery, our local partners also provide speech therapy, psychological support, nutritional services, dentistry, orthodontics, and other essential forms of care to ensure that children with clefts have everything they need to not just live, but thrive.

Our Impact at a Glance


empowered medical professionals


Smile Train-supported cleft surgeries since 1999


partner hospitals


Smile Train-supported cleft training opportunities


countries where Smile Train has helped children