Country: Ecuador, Honduras

Length of Trip: Not available

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Cost: $1,000

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Dental

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic


At Sonrisas Siempre, our mission is to contribute to the greater good and add value to the world around us. We believe the greatest contribution we can have is in helping others to make their lives better. We do this by providing high quality dental services to people in need, educating them on oral health issues, and mentoring young dentists to improve the quality of their care.

Interested in helping out? We appreciate the aid of volunteers from all professions and walks of life. Whether you’re a dentist, a teacher, or a stay-at-home parent, your help will be valuable at Sonrisas!

One way to help is by coming with us on a trip. Sonrisas volunteers make a last impact on countless children and adults in places like Honduras and Ecuador. Obviously dentists play a large role in our work, but non-dental staff can also provide useful assistance during our trip.

In order to ensure that we can save every dollar possible for making a difference in our host countries, our volunteers pay their own way on these trips and Sonrisas provides supplies. Generally, the all-inclusive trips cost just over $1000 before airfare and incidentals. This amount covers food, in-country, and accommodations. Tickets to Central and South America range from $500 to $1000.

Organizational Base: Fort Wayne, Indiana