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We Are for World Wide Smiles

“For World Wide Smiles” (World Wide Smiles) is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, EIN # 27-0601827. Co-founded in 2008 by Dr. Sherwin Shinn, DDS and Faria Shinn.

For World Wide Smiles (World Wide Smiles Inc.) was established to alleviate suffering from dental disease and facilitate disease prevention, education and practice. This was is in response to my personal experience in Nepal in 1990 where I witnessed that children were dying every day from infections due to abscessed teeth. Local people had no idea what caused this condition, how to prevent it and how to treat it. Even the hospitals didn’t have access to the necessary basic treatment equipment and instruments, nor the expertise to treat emergencies and prevent ongoing problems.

Our Mission

To promote and establish mutual respect and understanding between all people through providing universal access to health care and disease prevention education.

Our Vision

That all people have access to the essentials that allow them to achieve their full potential

Our dedication

  • “Primarily to provide dental and maternal/infant health care, disease prevention education, and necessary supplies to undeserved populations.”
    “To train local people to take responsibility for disease prevention education and care.”
  • “To establish self-sustaining, community enterprises that mutually benefit health and well-being.”
  • “To share the virtues and values of other cultures with each other in order to further enrich all of our lives.”
  • “To develop bridges of trust and understanding between us, and all peoples so that we become a planet of friendly neighbors instead of unknown strangers.”