Creating Smiles, Improving Lives

Scenes from Day One

Photography by Kris Kennedy



Patients arrive with their parents for triage early Sunday morning.



Connie Palomo Villarta and her sister are all (Austin) smiles.



Gaby Martinez, RN, entertains the children in the waiting area.



Anesthesiologists evaluate a prospective patient.



Blind and deaf since birth, Mela Sangado Zaldivar rests on her mother’s shoulder.



Applause for Austin Smiles!



A handsome smile.


Dr. Mary Zavala, anesthesiologist, meets patients in triage.



“Who’s there?”



Local orthodontists join Austin Smiles’ Dr. Harshbarger, Dr. Hill and Dr. Schuster for a patient evaluation.



That’s one tough cookie.


A boy and his mother wait for his evaluation.


Plastic surgeon Dr. Mahlon Kerr consults with a patient’s mother.



A boy laughs with his mother.



An infant rests in the arms of her mother.


A future doctor?



A boy and his father have fun.



Julie Loney, SLP, explains the anatomy of speech with a patient.



“You lookin’ at me?”



Dr. Tom Sentz makes notes on a dental patient.



Patients waiting … patiently.



“Yeah, I’m cool and I know it.”


Two thumbs up for Austin Smiles!



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

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