Our mission is to provide free reconstructive facial surgery to needy children. Today, we have a broader vision to help children not just by fixing facial deformities, but by developing partnerships that will build sustainable healthcare systems for children and their families around the world.
Dr. Neda’s involvement with Operation Smile:
“I began my involvement with Operation Smile in 10th grade after I heard Jose Villegas, a young man, tell his story about how his surgery through Operation Smile changed his life. My involvement then led me to a mission in Nicaragua during my senior year of high school. It was there that I met the most amazing people. Doctors, nurses, dentists – all giving their time to volunteer on a mission – they were so very inspirational to me.
I continue to volunteer with Operation Smile as a dentist, and go back to Vietnam regularly – it has allowed me to discover what I love doing: treating children in dentistry. I am able to share what I have learned every step of the way with Operation Smile, and now I use this to help encourage high school and college students to get involved.”
- Dr. Neda Kalantar
If you would like to get involved please visit www.operationsmile.org or ask Dr. Neda.