PROJECT HEALTHY SMILE CREATES SUSTAINABLE ORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN WORLDWIDE.
"Dental decay is the
most common chronic disease on the planet, affecting more than 90% of the
world’s population. It is the most prevalent childhood disease, affecting more
than 70% of school children worldwide. In some countries, such as the Philippines,
dental pain is the most frequent reason for absenteeism from school. These
striking facts are rarely noted, yet they happen right before everybody’s
eyes." - Dr Habib Benzian, DDS, PhD, co-author & project leader for The Oral Health Atlas
Project Healthy Smile co-founders Michelle Patterson & Hollie Mae Schultz, couldn't help but notice the overwhelming number of children who suffered from preventable dental disease. The birth of PHS began with a trial mission in the slums of Saigon, Vietnam at Eden Family Home. Michelle and Hollie Mae provided the organization with a lesson on oral health and stressed the importance of daily homecare compliance. In addition, they personally donated floss, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. Even with limited resources they realized the enormous and positive impact that was made. Thanks to support from family, friends, volunteers and donors, PHS became a 501(c)(3) in 2010. Currently, PHS has programs in Uganda, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and locally here in Minnesota.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
With your help, PHS can continue to sustain our programs in East Africa, SE Asia, and Minnesota. Your donation will also help us build new programs and reach more people. You are invited to be a part of our mission and save smiles worldwide!
Please visit www.projecthealthysmile.org to learn more about our organization and programs. PHS is an All Volunteer Non-Profit Organization.
Thank you for your support!