Free Cleft Treatment in India

Join us to transform Clefts into Smiles

Launched in the year 2002, Mission Smile (Initially named as Operation Smile India)- is a Government registered Medical Charitable Trust authorized by FCRA to provide comprehensive free cleft lip & cleft palate surgery in India to children and adults born with cleft lip and palate deformities. Till date, we have performed 36000+ safe free cleft rectification surgeries across India based on the highest level of care and by maintaining stringent safety protocols. Cleft lip is a type of facial deformity and can be congenital in nature. It is a by-birth deformity and occurs when there is a split or gap in the upper lip. Cleft palate takes place when there is a split or gap on the roof of the mouth. Both these facial deformities take place due to the abnormal joining of facial tissues during the development of the fetus in the womb. At Mission Smile, we ensure the safest care through free cleft lip & cleft palate treatment in India to the poorest of the poor.

Cleft to Smile

Bringing Smiles since 2002

About us

Mission Smile is a Govt. registered and FCRA approved medical charity dedicated to providing free cleft surgeries to children and adults in India born with Cleft deformities.

Our activities

We follow three models to deliver Smiles for free to these needy cleft children in India. Our three models are Medical Missions, Outreach Centres and Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre.

Support us

Transparency & reporting are the key values of all our processes. 90 % of your donation is utilized directly for the benefits of the Cleft children in providing with the much needed surgery and care.

Why Mission Smile

Donor Stories

With every donation, a new smile blooms and with every free cleft lip & palate treatment in India, a new life is gifted.

Patient Stories

With a free cleft lip & palate surgery in India, Mission Smile is regularly restoring new smiles.

Volunteer Stories

Behind every successful free cleft lip & palate treatment in India lies the active support and contribution of our volunteers.




Medical Missions




Medical Volunteers

Report a Cleft Child

You can refer a Cleft child for a free surgery

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Donate a Smile

Your donation will help a Cleft child

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer for our medical missions

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Start your Smile Campaign

Start your own fundraiser

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Check our Smile videos

View videos and stories of pain, hope and transformation.

Our Blog

To mark the completion of our 100th Mission this year, completing delivery of over 38000 cleft surgeries to children across the nation, we organized ‘A Mile for Smile’ Walkathon in Kolkata on 17th March, at Red road (near Brigade parade ground). The event was widely promoted across the city through on-ground activation and hoarding campaigns […]

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Mission Smile had entered into a partnership with IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.) to restructure 300 smiles of patients with cleft deformities in Assam & Meghalaya in Nov’2018. Under this agreement, IOCL supported 50% of the cost and balance 50% of the cost is borne by Assam and Meghalaya Governments under PPP model. Under IOCL […]

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Our Mission in Puducherry was organized in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation (CSR arm of Muthoot Fincorp Ltd.), between 24th -27th February at New Medical Centre, Puducherry to deliver free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to the children and young adults of Puducherry & Tamil Nadu.  This was the fourth consecutive time that New […]

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