Dr. Faunce proudly supports the efforts of Smile Train, the not-for-profit organization that helps put a smile on the faces 
of more than 120,000 children each year.

One Charity.    One Problem.    One Goal.

Smile Train’s mission is to provide a child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a child born without.

  • Provide free cleft surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries.
  • Train doctors and medical professionals in over 80 countries.
  • Treat the “whole child” with comprehensive, total rehabilitative care including: speech therapy, general dentistry and orthodontics.

Unlike many charities that do many different things, Smile Train’s mission is focused on solving a single problem:

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate.

Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor – too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades.

The good news is every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250.

We want our mission to be yours.