Lighting Up the World with Smiles for 25 Years

Mirian a Smile Train Patient with her mother and two brothers


cleft surgeries sponsored

Smile Train's Global impact over the last 25 years


partner centers


partner healthcare professionals




training opportunities for medical workers

Looking Back at 25 Years of Changing the World One Smile at a Time

All of our successes since our founding in 1999 stem from two sources: the tireless commitment of donors like you and the world-changing vision of one man: Charles B. Wang.

The history of Smile Train is, at its core, a story about the power each of us has to change the world.

Let's relive it together.

2000: Wang Li


Our first patient, Wang Li, receives the cleft treatment that changes her life forever in Nanjing, China.

2014: Smile Train sponsors their 1,000,000th cleft surgery, on a child named Osawa in Tanzania.


We sponsor our 1,000,000th cleft surgery, on a child named Osawa in Tanzania.

Father and son Alim and Rajib - Smile Train's 2,000,000 and 2,000,001 cleft surgeries.


Father and son Alim and Rajib, from a remote village in Indonesia, receive Smile Train's 2,000,000th — and 2,000,001st — cleft surgeries.

The Next Chapter in Our History Will Be Written by Caring People Like You.