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Through the power of oral health, Unspoken Smiles promotes long-term health and economic security in the world’s most disadvantaged regions.

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

Marker India
Oral diseases are an obstacle to development. Something as preventable as tooth decay can impair people’s ability to eat, to interact with others, attend school.The Foundation provides early oral health treatment and education for children, and dental assistance fellowships to young local women with otherwise inadequate earning opportunities, empowering them with a sustainable career in Dentistry.
Introduction

Building Confidence, Communities, and Careers.

“The Unspoken Smiles dental outreach model is not about charity, but about transforming the way at-risks individuals perceive oral health and its importance in their overall health and well-being.”

Jean Paul Laurent, Founder of Unspoken Smiles Foundation

Welcome to the Unspoken Smiles Foundation where lives are changed, and saved, through the implementation of sustainable dental education and disease prevention programs.

Through the hard work and meticulous planning of our leadership we have been able to effectively grow a simple idea into a global movement. The Unspoken Smiles Foundation seeks to address two of the most critical problems facing impoverished communities around the world: poor oral health, particularly in children, and lack of educational and economic opportunities for women.

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Intended Outcomes
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2014
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Resources Needed
1. Disciplined Delivery & Impact Tracking—consistent use of mobile-configured web-based reporting with plan to use to application to track baseline conditions, delivery and outcomes 2. Improving Visibility Into Expense Including Program Segment Financials—budgeting and tracking by service category (e.g., education, economic development, treatment program, buy-one get-one operations) 3. Leveraged Use of Local Volunteers & In-Kind Donations 4. Optimize use of professional and local volunteers 5. Lock-in relationships with dental kit supporters, including Colgate, Unilever, P&G, American Dental Assn. et al.
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Unspoken Smiles | India
Unspoken Smiles | Colombia
Unspoken Smiles | El Salvador
Unspoken Smiles | Haiti
Unspoken Smiles | Guatemala
Unspoken Smiles | Romania
Unspoken Smiles | Kurdistan Regional Iraq
Rooting Out Oral Cancer In India - Unspoken Smiles Foundation

Steps

Inspired to implement this? Here's how...

01
BECOME A COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
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02
TAKE THE UNSPOKEN SMILES PLEDGE
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03
BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR
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Jean Paul Laurent
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