Amazing Transformations

Before and after life-changing surgeries to correct cleft lip and cleft palates of children all over the world. Alliance for Smiles has transformed the lives of over 6000 children. Please consider donating today at www.allianceforsmiles.org.

What causes a cleft?

Cleft lip and cleft palate deformities occur in children all over the world. There are many theories about the cause of clefts such as the lack of folic acid in the mother, genetic factors, or nutrition in the mother. However there is no know way to prevent the condition, so until there is a way to prevent clefts, we must...

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends: As 2016 draws to a close, I have reviewed the accomplishments of Alliance for Smiles during this last year.  I want to share with you my feelings about our work and how honored I am to be the Board Chair of this great organization.  Everyone who supports us is so valuable, and I am grateful.  However, none of...

San Ko Min

Meet San Ko Min, a 17 -year old from Myanmar. He had a bi-lateral cleft lip. An operation that took less than 2 hours was a lifetime of change for him. San is a farmer, which was all he could do with his deformity, and has been ridiculed all his life. Now his ambition is to become a waiter at...

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Trip Report: Wenzhou, China In November 2014 Alliance for Smiles sent a medical team to Wenzhou, a well-frequented mission site and home of our third Treatment Center in China. This mission included a teaching team component, which not only worked in Wenzhou but also made a side trip to our fourth Treatment Center in Zunyi, China. Many of the children...