The Hope Smiles Mobile Outreach Program is revolutionizing how mobile dentistry is done worldwide. The old model of holding short dental camps focused on extractions with no long-term plan of serving the community is not good enough. We believe everyone should have consistent access to a quality, compassionate dental professional. Community development is better than temporary relief!
The goal of our outreach work is to provide a "Mobile Dental Home" that transforms the lives of unreached communities consistently.
Therefore our mobile outreach program makes a generational commitment to each of our mobile outreach sites. Our outreach teams serve in remote villages and schools every single day. Our village and school mobile outreach sites are strategically chosen by partnering with local Community Based Organizations and NGOs to reach communities that otherwise would have no hope of receiving dental care.
The relationship between Hope Smiles and each outreach site is maintained throughout the year through the Hope Smiles Ambassador program. Hope Smiles Ambassadors, who receive formal training from the Hope Smiles team, teach their community the most important health-related concept: preventative health care is the best health care! They inspire and educate their communities to understand oral health is achievable through simple lifestyle changes. These Ambassadors also mobilize their community for each individual outreach. Through this Ambassador program, the local Hope Smiles team is developing more leaders at each outreach site. The consistent presence and dedication of our Ambassadors is critical to transformation in each community we serve!
Again, it is important to note this model allows for the integration of dental teams from around the world to serve within the Hope Smiles Mobile Outreach program. Global dental teams plug themselves into the ongoing Mobile Outreaches led by local Hope Smiles dental professionals. We consistently get feedback from visiting dentists who have participated in relief work throughout their careers about how serving with Hope Smiles has changed their perspective on global dental trips. Hope Smiles teams on the ground continually develop effective Mobile Outreaches year-round, and visiting global teams get the opportunity to participate in that development.
Visiting dental teams see first-hand the quality of the Hope Smiles team and the efficacy of our Mobile work. When they go back to their home countries, they know the work does not leave with them. Their service contributed to community development that continues on through the local Hope Smiles leadership on the ground.