Great Shape! Inc.’s 1000 Smiles Dental Project provides free access to dental care and education to families in the Caribbean. More than 350 volunteers join 1000 Smiles each year to provide people with fillings, cleanings, extractions, sealants, dentures and oral health education in temporary dental clinics and schools. Each week during the project there are some 45 volunteers that make up the team.
Dental professionals and non-dental pro’s (family, friends or anyone who has a big heart and wants to help) work out of temporary, MASH-style clinics – using some of the best military-grade mobile equipment.
Our teams partner with the Sandals Foundation, the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Jamaica’s University of Technology. Through our very generous partnership, the Sandals Foundation and Sandals Resorts International provide all accommodations, meals, entertainment, logistical support and in-country transportation at no charge.