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SmileHigh aimed to improve the quality of life for the people located in remote areas of Nepal by providing dental care.
A recent change in diet, in particular a huge increase in sugar intake, has caused a drastic increase of the number of dental problems, especially among children. This project allows SmileHigh dental practice to travel to the most remote communities of Nepal. SmileHigh also develops educational and preventive strategies carried out by Nepalese. For this, the association is funding a team of dental specialists led by Dr. Nuru Sherpa Mingma.
In 2008, Friends of Humanity, sponsored by Himalayan Experience, gave $10,000 to support the creation of a dental clinic in Kathmandu. The clinic is now operational: it deals with complicated extractions and treatments that cannot be carried out in rural areas. It also serves as a training center for dental therapists. These therapists are involved in project SmileHigh in the Dunche region under the supervision of Dr. Nuru Sherpa Mingma.
Russell Brice, co-founder of FOH and Himalayan Experience, was elected patron of SmileHigh. He is involved in this project at all times.