Who We Are
Sonrisas Siempre is a group of volunteers dedicated to dental service. The group was officially founded in 2009 by Dr. Tom Blake, after the group had already performed several years of dental service abroad. The ultimate goal of Sonrisas Siempre is to provide dentistry to those who need it. Additionally, the organization understands that it can do much toward meeting this goal simply by helping with the logistical requirements of dentists who want to go serve abroad.
Sonrisas Siempre is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana but collaborates with volunteers from across the USA. The administrative staff consists solely of volunteers and operations are run sparingly, so that as many donation dollars as possible make their way to the patients who need help. In fact, the organization's volunteers pay the entirety of their costs for travel, food, and shelter during the mission trips.
Sonrisas encourages diversity of all kinds on its teams. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. Sonrisas Siempre is not affiliated with any other organization, religious or otherwise. A desire to improve the lives of those less fortunate is all that we require.
If you have been thinking of volunteering your dental services abroad, we can help. Sonrisas Siempre will work with you and your dental mission team to ensure that your trip will be tax deductible. We will also provide supplies, networking, and advice to ensure that your trip will be as safe, effective, and enjoyable as possible.
Dr. Tom Blake