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Tabasamu trains for the 2014 mission to Haiti

As the largest team trains for this year’s mission we would like to share some of the preparation. Jeff speaks to the team about mindfulness and using non-judgement minds. Tooth tour puppets ready to go and teams are rehearsing.

Tabasamu Turns Ten Celebration

On May 3, Tabasamu celebrated its 10th year anniversary with a wonderful celebration at the extraordinary Soultree Barn in Pipersville, PA. Thanks to an enthusiastic and creative event committee, led by: Marie Noel Mongine, Jay Wholley, Lisa Berkeley , David Phillips , Janice and Mark Waldman , Maria Hazen-Lewis and… Read full story…

2013 October Mission

Tabasamu’s most recent trip was a five-day mission to Canges, Haiti in October 2013. This year’s mission included Tabasamu’s flagship programs, the Tooth Tour and a Teach the Teachers seminar. The Tooth Tour is a mobile educational program and puppet show that seeks to educate school children on the benefits… Read full story…

Tabasamu Turns Ten Fundraiser

Can you name two of the top three most common diseases on Earth? Whatever you may have guessed, I’m pretty sure you’re wrong. The answer is tooth decay and gum disease. And both are not only preventable, but fixable. Which is where Tabasamu comes in. Tabasamu, a kiswahili word for… Read full story…

Haiti Mission in the news

Zoe Mintz has written an article in the Huffington Post after her experience in Haiti with Tabasamu, on the three year anniversary of the earthquake.

Haiti Dental Mission October 7-11, 2010

by Gary A. Rabinowitz, DDS In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, justifiably the focus on dental care was blurred.  Tabasamu cancelled its previously scheduled mission which was to happen in April of 2010, only a few months after the quake.  What Haiti needed at that time was clearly… Read full story…