Welcome to Smilemenders
The objectives of the charity are to supply clinical aid and mobile dental clinics to rural areas of the Ukraine and provide an educational programme for Ukrainian dentists in the United Kingdom.
SmileMenders is an organisation set up by two Swindon dental practitioners that aims to help the children of the Ukraine, through the education and provision of medicines, materials and instruments that will enable trauma free solutions.
On the other pages of this site you can find information about the charity and our work, a blog of our recent trips to the Ukrane, a method of donating to the charity and our contact details.
Smilemenders biking around the world
The founder members of Smile Menders, set out in June on the ten week road trip to highlight the challenges faced by people affected by radiation and poverty. Their adventure started in Canada, with an easy start riding across the flat prairies where they came across several emigrants from Natasha’s homeland who spotted the Ukrainian flag on their BMW.
Smilemenders takes to the road
In May 2008 New Zealander Brendon Ball and his Ukrainian-born wife Natasha will embark on a round-the-world journey by motorcycle which will end at the Annual World Dental Congress in Stockholm.
Smilemenders mobile dental clinic
Last year Brendon Ball from the Freshbrook Dental Practice and orthodontist Richard Swift were given a surplus Wiltshire Health Authority mobile dental surgery which they have converted to left hand drive.
Since the first visit in 1999 Brendon and Richard have supplied quantities of dental equipment to the children?s hospital in Cherkassy city.