Creating Smiles, Improving Lives



On Wednesday morning, six-year-old Flor Herrera and her mother, Esmerelda, sign a thank-you banner intended for Austin Smiles staff, volunteers and sponsors. A day earlier, Flor underwent an Abbe flap with Dr. David Wainwright and plastic surgery fellow Dr. Erika Sato. The Abbe flap is a delicate procedure involving the transfer of skin, muscle and mucosa of the central part of the lower lip to the upper lip.

Photo by Kris Kennedy

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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