Summer 2020 Newsletter

Over the last ten years of trips with OWF, volunteers have shared countless breathtaking photos that truly capture our appreciation of the texture and vibrant culture of Guatemala and the relationships that we have collectively built over time. Especially during …


Winter Newsletter 2021

We see work and love coincide as beautifully as a Guatemalan tapestry through stories shared by volunteers, staff, and students connecting in Open Wide clinics. We are learning from them that it is the heart that leads volunteers to cross …


Looking back; Open Wide 2011

It’s been ten years since the first Open Wide clinic opened its doors to patients in Peronia, Guatemala. On January 21, 2011, several hundred community members and officials showed up for the new clinic inauguration with lines of people around …


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 …


Winter 2020 Newsletter

Over the course of 2019, 77 dental students, coming from universities across the globe, dedicated a week or more of service to OWF. We are encouraged to see that student volunteer numbers have tripled over the last three years. We’re …


Summer 2019 Newsletter

Kellie Sweeney, a Hygienist of over 11 years, shares about her recent volunteer outreach trip with the Open Wide Foundation. She has participated in many international outreach trips.  2018 was her first visit to Open Wide Foundation’s newest clinic of San …


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 …