OPERATION SMILE was founded in 1982 by Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen S. Magee, Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia
More than 120,000 children and young adults in 26 countries have received reconstructive surgeries thanks to thousands of trained healthcare professionals and volunteers.
People can also make a difference by simply purchasing Crest and Oral-B products, as Crest and Oral-B will make a monetary and product donation to Operation Smile to help give new smiles to children in need.
Crest and Oral-B have partnered with Operation Smile, a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to indigent children and young adults in developing countries.
Since its inception in 1982, Operation Smile volunteers have provided surgeries for more than 120,000 children and young adults all over the world.
From January through March 2009, when people buy Crest or Oral-B products to help see the difference in their own smile, Crest and Oral-B will make a difference in children’s smiles worldwide in partnership with Operation Smile. “We are thrilled to partner again with Crest and Oral-B. See the difference, make a difference is a win-win for everyone,” says William P. Magee, Jr., DDS, MD, Operation Smile co-founder and CEO. “The program empowers people to not only significantly improve their own dental health, but it also helps us at Operation Smile provide life-changing surgery to correct the smiles of children around the world.