WhoWe Are

Unspoken Smiles is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit where lives are changed through the implementation of sustainable dental education and disease prevention programs.

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To promote both long-term oral health care and economic security in the world's most disadvantaged regions.

We envision a future where children can enjoy healthy, happy smiles, free of oral disease and related health complications. 

Following the tragic 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Jean Paul Laurent, then a student at NYU’s School of Dentistry, returned to his native country to provide free dental care and supplies to a local village.

While there, he was moved by the unwavering smiles of young children as they played amid the rubble and devastation around them–many of whom were suffering from severe tooth decay.

Looking at these children, Laurent vowed to preserve the quality and health of their smiles and those of all disadvantaged children around the world–and Unspoken Smiles Foundation was born.

Since our founding, we have grown from a pilot project in Haiti into a global movement, serving over 9,000+ children in 9 countries across 4 continents.

Support our work, and transform the lives of women, children, and their communities.