My team and I just returned from the Smiles For Hope trip and I must say it was fantastic. Roy and Frances Hammond have created a quite a program. We are supposed to be down there helping the people but in reality they are helping us. You will see things that will rip your heart out and then see things that make it swell with joy. You will return with an entirely new group of friends and also with a sincere appreciation for just how lucky we are to live in the US and the many things we take for granted. I hope some of you took the chance to look at the blog. I could not recommend a human experience more highly. You are very safe and our guides/escorts from Esperanza are really wonderful human beings as are the people we care for. You will have plenty of safe food and water (not always hot) and you will develop a new appreciation for the many ways to cook chicken :)
You will do lots of dentistry in unique settings along with laughing, smiling and feeling really lucky that you had the experience of having your heart and eyes opened by a beautiful group of people.
Sincerely, with deep appreciation to the Hammond's