The Smiles International Foundation provides charitable surgical care for underprivileged children afflicted with cleft and craniofacial anomalies.

Each year, University of Michigan dental students assist foundation surgical teams conducting comprehensive craniofacial surgery and long-term care to the underprivileged in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and the surrounding areas. The team operates out of a surgical outpatient clinic and treats a variety of craniofacial anomalies, including primary cleft palate repair, cleft lip revisions and secondary alveolar bone grafts.


Intra-op photo of Dr. Aronovich, Chief Resident Jake Peterson, and D4 Aram Keteyian.

An excited father requested a photograph of his daughter with two volunteers during the screening/triage.

Photo of all volunteers taken on Thursday, the last clinic day of the week.