Pacific Clinical Research Foundation aka Smiles International Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, Philanthropy

Location: 7668 El Camino Real #104-502 Carlsbad CA 92009 USA

Mission: Mission Statement: "Providing Excellence in Education and Charitable Surgical Care".Historically, the Pacific Clinical Research Foundation was founded by Dr Moses in order to provide clinical research and education of his advanced maxillofacial surgical techniques and to develop "outcome-based results" publications which significantly changed patient management and insurance reimbursments. Monies generated by symposiums and consultations were channeled into charitable mission clinics as well as international fellowships and education. Dr. Moses began mission startup clinics and has worked with Rotary International, helping on the initial founding mission for project Thousand Smiles Foundation which was formed in order to allow the most direct, efficient and cost-effective benefits for the children afflicted with dento-facial cleft and craniofacial deformities located in the region of Ensenada, Mexico. It continued this alliance through Dr Moses for over 20 years while PCRF continued with it''s mission goals and initiated the start up clinics located in several other sites for the benefit of other organizations as well as adding to those hosted by TSF. The other organizations include IMA,International Medical Alliance, Flying Samaritans,and Variety Children''s Lifeline, and recently, the Smiles Train.
Results: Numberous Cleft surgical clinics have provided hundreds of children with free dental and facial surgical restoration. A new clinic in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico has been added to our ever-growing-group of ongoing cinics.
Target demographics: Facially deformed children and young adults without financial means of surgical and dental assistance in developing nations. Also helping hospitals cleto gain clean water processing and procurement.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Several hundred persons
Geographic areas served: Mexico, Central America, India, Ukraine, Africa
Programs: Major operating programs, size and benficiaries include the following:1.Location and provision of underpriviledged children's Cranio-Facial Deformity Surgical Corrections and associated needs as well as affilitated orphanage needs within the regions of Mexico ,Costa Rica, Panama,and in Dnepropetrovsk,Ukraine. Assisting volunteer selection for IMA clinics in Ecuador.2.Educational Grants, Surgical and Research Fellowships providing foreign and national post-doctoral candidates the experience and education in advancements of academic and clinical maxillofacial surgical and dental care. 3.National and International Symposiums providing Category I certified continuing education units in clinical advancements for mission care as well as philanthropic foundation support strategies. Size: 30-200 participants. Beneficiaries: Underserved children with cleft and craniofacial deformities and their clinician service providers.
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Dr Moses and his team have built a wonderful organization. I have been fortunate to participate in some of their projects. Their missions are multiple and worldwide but have one thing in common--an aim to provide selfless service to humanity.

Dr. Moses and his team of carefully selected volunteers travel thousands of miles various times a year to perform free consultations and charitable surgical treatment to hundreds of patients. They also donate medical and surgical instrumentation to needy hospitals and clinics. What is most admirable is the professional manner in which they conduct their daily activities. This organization commands the utmost respect from the local population at every location they visit and have endless appreciation from the parents and families of the thousands of children they have and continue to heal.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have met with the families of many patients they have helped. I have personally evlauted many existing and future patients myself.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Longitudinal medical and surgical care and follow-up

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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