Global Miles for Smiles

Our Impact

     15,000+ people        treated in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Africa

  25-65 volunteers     for each mission

       19 + missions              completed

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Mission Statement:

To provide training and preventive care for refugees and host communities in need around the world.

Vision Statement:

Education and Oral health should be available for all people around the world.

Who We Are

The University at Buffalo Miles for Smiles program is a bi-annual mission aimed at delivering free dental care and education to Syrian refugees.  Under the leadership of Dr. Othman Shibly, Miles for Smiles is training volunteers and teachers at refugee camps in Lebanon to perform basic education and oral health care.

Since the Syrian crisis began in 2011, Miles for Smiles has provided treatment for thousands of refugees through medical missions in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon.  To further meet the growing need, Miles for Smiles has opened two full-time clinics in Turkey which provide free dental care to thousands of refugees. 

These missions are possible because of the selfless volunteers and organizations who are committed to helping those in need.  One such organization is the Alliance for the Oral Health, an organization that includes more than 30 Universities around the world who provide dental care for people living in conflict zones.

Our Upcoming Missions

December 25-30, 2019, Lebanon

February 23- 29, 2020 Leberia, Africa

March 2020, Kurdistan

April 2020, Lebanon

2019 Miles for Smiles Missions Overview

Dates Camps/Country Services
2/4 Yezidi Camp Duhok 1st Dental Clinic
3/31-4/27 Khanke Camp Kurdistan 2459
4/29-5/4 Bekaa Camps Lebanon 1284
8/11-8/18 Recalls Lebanon 270
10/6-10/12 Bekaa Lebanon 2602
11/10-11/15 Duhok Kurdistan 2,901
12/25-12/30 Bekaa Lebanon 1500
  TOTAL: 11,021

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