Welcome to for World Wide Smiles

“For World Wide Smiles” (World Wide Smiles) is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, EIN # 27-0601827. Co-founded in 2008 by Dr. Sherwin Shinn, DDS and Faria Shinn. For World Wide Smiles (World Wide Smiles Inc.) was established to alleviate suffering from dental disease and facilitate disease prevention, education and practice. This was is in response to my personal experience in Nepal in 1990 where I witnessed that children were dying every day from infections due to abscessed teeth. Local people had no idea what caused this condition, how to prevent it and how to treat it. Even the hospitals didn’t have access to the necessary basic treatment equipment and instruments, nor the expertise to treat emergencies and prevent ongoing problems.

for World Wide Smiles Founders

Dr. Sherwin Shinn and Faria Shinn

Nepal…Where It Began

Dr. Sherwin Shinn has been a practicing dentist in WA State since graduating from University of Washington in 1974. He served as a dental director and is now a staff dentist for Lindquist Dental Clinic, a community-based, private non-profit clinic that sees over 30,000 children from low-income families a year.

For the last 23 years, Dr Shinn has dedicated his life to providing oral healthcare to underserved people in some of the worlds most impoverished countries.

Join Us, 40,000 People Served Annually 700 Volunteers

You can support our humanitarian projects from home or travel. Our volunteers are usually 18+, but exceptions may be requested). Volunteers have varied backgrounds and diverse futures, but they usually have a couple of things in common

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Our Latest Blogs

Dentistry Without Borders: An Interview with Dr. Shinn Dr. Shinn is the founder of World Wide Smiles Inc., an outreach organization formed to provide dental care, facilitate disease prevention, and promote education and practice of good oral.
CHICAGO, December 19, 2012 – For the last 22 years, Dr. Sherwin R. Shinn has dedicated his life to providing oral health care to underserved people. For his efforts, Dr. Shinn has been named the 2013 ADA.