Category: Missions

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A volunteer’s story…

One of our longtime volunteers, Dorothy S. Ferreira, has authored this article in RDH, The National Magazine For Dental Hygiene Professionals. “How many of you remember the ad tagline, “Join the ADHA. See the world”? Oh wait, that was for the Army, not dental hygiene. But there is a league of dental hygienists who have...

Ley’s Continuing Journey
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Ley’s Continuing Journey

This Is Ley’s Amazing Story We met Ley during our first mission to Wenzhou China in 2008. She was an adorable 6 year old girl born with a cleft lip and palate.  The minute Ley walked into clinic with her easy smile and warm nature, she found her way into the hearts of the whole...

Ley’s Journey
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Ley’s Journey

Ley’s Journey We met Ley during our first mission to Wenzhou China in 2008. She was an adorable 6 year old girl born with a cleft lip and palate.  The minute Ley walked into the Alliance for Smiles clinic, with her easy smile and warm nature, she found her way into the hearts of the...

They are Not Alone
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They are Not Alone

This indigenous woman from rural mountainous area of China sits with her daughter and her neighbor’s daughter, both of whom need cleft surgery. It is unusual for cleft babies to see other babies that look like them. Even at this early age, the babies have a reaction to each other; it helps to know that...

Wenzhou Global Benevolence 2017
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Wenzhou Global Benevolence 2017

Honoring all partners and donors and including Colin Wong, AfS’s VP of China Affairs, Howard Ho our longtime benefactor both of whom make these missions possible by working tirelessly and year round to raise funds and put each piece of every complicated missions in place! It’s an honor to see our logo prominently displayed throughout...