Toothbrushes are something we take for granted in the developed world, yet this throwaway commodity is a scarce item in many countries. Infectious diseases such as AIDS and Ebola can be spread orally and when families share toothbrushes or twigs, this can spread the disease among members.

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Half of the world’s population does not own a toothbrush.

The World Smiles Mission was started by a high school student in Carmel,IN who had a passion to create something bigger than herself. After representing her high school at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, Emily Deldar felt compelled to involve herself in something beyond her life back home. A mere two weeks after returning home, she established the World Smiles Mission. The board of directors of the World Smiles Mission consists of passionate high school students on a mission to change that statistic. Together, these girls know that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. They are an unstoppable force with a vision to revolutionize global oral health.

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The World Smiles Mission provides toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, oral care tools, and equipment to those in need across the world. If you would like to join our mission, we are in need of all of those above items and also monetary donations. Additionally, if you would like to partner with us and know a group of people, organization, or location that would benefit from our assistance, please let us know, as we are always looking to expand our global outreach.

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