Smile Train is a 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City with the mission of providing free corrective surgery for children with cleft lip and palate in about 80 developing countries. Founded in 1999, Smile Train focuses on providing free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals. The organization reports that it has assisted over 750,000 children through 2012. Smile Train uses technology including surgery-training software and grading of operations via digital imaging to increase efficiency. Co-founder Brian Mullaney suggested in 2005 that Smile Train is close to performing a greater number of operations each year than the number of children born each year in developing countries with cleft deformities.
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