Creating Smiles, Improving Lives



Prohibited from eating and drinking for at least eight hours prior to surgery, patients must find creative ways to spend time. Here, while waiting for his turn in OR1, four-year-old Mario Soc Concoba colors in a coloring book as his mother, Tomasa, looks on.

The family would produce other bright colors, as well. On Thursday morning, with Mario dressed in green pants and a Mario Brothers T-shirt, Tomasa gave a multicolored table cover to Dr. Syboney Zapata in gratitude for performing Mario’s bilateral myringotomy and tube placement.

Photo by Dr. Syboney Zapata

1 in 700 children are born with a cleft lip or palate

$250 covers the cost of one life-changing surgery

150 volunteers annually will change a child’s life forever

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Medical Mission Trips

Austin Smiles goes on 2-3 medical mission trips annually

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Our Local Services

Our local program support for children born with Cleft Lip and Palate in Texas

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