Are you familiar with the name Operation Smile, then you know that they provide the best surgical care to children for cleft palate, cleft lip, and other facial deformities. This organization is highly regarded as one of the foremost international charities, striving to give care to those who are less fortunate in other countries. This medical charity is also classified as medical missions, a concept often supported by churches and religious organizations.
A dentist from New Jersey, Avi Weisfogel D.D.S., has a passion for the work that this charity is doing. This is why Weisfogel has reportedly started a GoFundMe campaign for this charity. Weisfogel’s passion is the driving force behind his chosen profession as a dentist, and his desire to see children get top-notch surgical care for cleft palate and related issues.
Recently in an interview, Weisfogel stated that “children deserve to be treated as if they were our own.” As a parent, the best dental care for our children is always important. It’s hard to fathom that a child would be unable to get the proper dental care or get the surgery they need to give them more confidence.
The focus of Operation Smile is to work with local medical professionals as well as local governments. The proper procedures and equipment is a must if these children are to receive the very best care available.
When Dr. Magee and his wife Kathy started the organization in 1982, they were focused on helping children in the Philippines, but since that time the charity has branched out around the globe.