15,000+ people treated in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Africa
25-65 volunteers for each mission
19 + missions completed
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To provide training and preventive care for refugees and host communities in need around the world.
Education and Oral health should be available for all people around the world.
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.
|4/2/21 - 4/11/21||Lebanon||800|
|11/1/20 - 11/8/20||Lebanon||600|
|2/22/20 - 3/1/20||Liberia||767|
|2/4||Yezidi Camp Duhok||1st Dental Clinic|
|3/31-4/27||Khanke Camp Kurdistan||2459|
|4/29-5/4||Bekaa Camps Lebanon||1284|
Othman Shibly, DDS, MS
Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontics and Endodontics