Hope Smiles: Uganda

We work relentlessly to restore hope and dignity one smile, one patient at a time. We strive to make high-quality, compassionate dental care available to all Ugandans. We believe our ability to provide high-quality, compassionate dental care is a gift from God, one that we are to use to serve and love others. Our role in establishing His Kingdom in Uganda is to use our gift to serve people all over Uganda, equipping and empowering Ugandan dental professionals to use their gifts in service to their country.

Under the leadership of Dr. Ryan Shinska, our team of indigenous staff works to serve the needs of Jinja, surrounding communities, and in strategic locations throughout the nation.

Quite simply, we are in Uganda to love people.

We know we were created to love God with all that we are and to love others in the same way. Therefore our role in establishing His kingdom is to do whatever we can to bring our gift to people all over Uganda.

We will grow as we develop quality, compassionate team members who are both great clinicians and great leaders. Sustainability always lies in leadership. Our Ugandan leaders are laying the foundation for a generational impact that will extend to every corner of Uganda.

Uganda: Look Inside!

Leading Locally:
I have worked at different dental clinics in Kampala, and what drew me to Hope Smiles is the vision. Our focus is on creating generational change. We want to make an impact today while setting up the next generation for more impact. I have seen us do this by developing systems and checks holding everyone on the team to a high standard. Most importantly, we receive leadership training to produce consistent, quality treatment. Most of all, we learn the leadership principles in a way that makes us better in every area of our lives.

We have ownership of what we do. The work is not done for us, but we are given the training to do it for generations. On the Hope Smiles team, I feel like I’m working at home because the team is so connected. We work with unity, and this has established a culture that will replicate itself.
— Dr. Enock, Dentist, Uganda

Our Impact:

The below impact numbers are year to date since 2014