2020 Holiday Message

Greetings! What a year it’s been! All of us at Open Wide are thinking of all of you, our loyal volunteers and donors who have, in one way or another, supported the foundation this year – even while we can’t …


Peronia Clinic Announcement

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Vivian Garcia, the Peronia Main Dental Assistant is leaving to pursue a new career opportunity. We will all miss her so much!

Changing lives every day

Open Wide Foundation is changing smiles and lives every day… When one patient receives a new smile or is finally out of pain, they see themselves differently and live their lives accordingly. When one volunteer gives of their skills and …


3rd Annual Special Needs Week

Special needs patients from impoverished communities are in critical need of good dental care; without it, their quality of life is greatly diminished or even at risk. Because of this amazing specialty team, they’re receiving it! An impressive amount of …


Special Needs Dentistry Update

Dr. Stephanie Lambour, Clinical Director for the Municipality of Villa Nueva at the Peronia clinic in Guatemala and I attended the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) annual meeting and International Association for Disability and Oral Health (iADH) congress recently. I …


Peronia Dental Clinic Fourth Anniversary

At the end of a long workday, on January 21st of this year, an intimate group of Peronia dental clinic staff and volunteers celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Open Wide Foundation. It was a quiet, unremarkable moment, representing a …


CEREC Crowns and Implants Center

In Guatemala, the average annual income is the equivalent of $800.00 and 80% of the population live in extreme poverty. Access to good dentistry like Crowns or Implants is simply limited to the small percentage of the population that have …