PHS worked with Eden Family Home (formerly Agape Children’s Home) in Saigon, Vietnam. The founders of this organization have raised many orphaned and underprivileged children as their own. We were happy to be reunited with the family we did our first mission with.

PHS co-founders personally donated towards emergency dental treatment for 2 of Eden Family Home’s children who were in pain. The children’s bravery and willingness without complaint was admirable.

In mid lesson we caught one of our new friends already mimicking the brushing technique we were teaching. (Blue uniforms are worn by all children at the school, the grey attire showcases children being brought up in the monastary.)

Spent the day with 2 women doing great things in Vietnam. Tina Nguyen, owner of Faifoo Boutique Hotel and supporter of many charity projects in Vietnam & Minh Huynh, a journalist for Tuoi Tre news and founder of Viet Horizon Club. Minh and Tina both joined us for our mission with Eden Family Home. Minh will be writing about Eden Family Home and PHS’s mission there! A big thank you to Tina and Minh for their support.

Loving Kindness Vietnam, an organization that directly aids those in need throughout Nha Trang, blogged about our visit to Loc Tho Charity School & Orphanage. To learn more about Loving Kindness Vietnam please visit

September 26, 12 – Loc Tho Charity School Please click on link to read their blog!

We can’t say enough about Home of Grace near Bati Lake in Cambodia. Founder, Neri Tran, is such an inspiration and we were so impressed with the organization and how well behaved the children are. We had a successful mission and look forward to continuing our program with Home of Grace.

Do you recognize this face? We found Nget, the little girl we met 3 years ago who is the face of PHS! Nget still resides a at Lighthouse Children’s Orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

For more photos of our trip please visit our Facebook page!


William Panzarella of Aegis Foundation, along with Co Founders Michelle Patterson and Hollie Mae Schultz promote the High Heel Dash on Fox 9 News. The Co Founders also were able to educate the public on Project Healthy Smile’s mission and describe how the funds raised from this year’s dash will be going to orphanages in SE Asia this Fall.


It will be one show-stopping sight at the Target Plaza in downtown Minneapolis today, Wednesday August 15, when the Aegis Foundation’s 3rd Annual High Heel Dash benefiting Project Healthy Smile takes the stage.

This afternoon and evening, men and women from around the Twin Cities area, can strut their stuff and show off their athleticism in a variety of heels. Registration opens at 4 p.m. with the dash beginning at 6 p.m. A walk off will follow at 6:55 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. prizes and trophies will be announced. Following the dash will be an all night happy hour at Masa Restuarant.

To get an exclusive look into the High Heel Dash and the partnership between the Aegis Foundation be sure to check out’s article featuring co-founder and CEO Hollie Mae Schultz.


If you think you can’t run in heels, think again. Check out the latest promo video for the 3rd Annual High Heel Dash sponsored by Aegis Foundation benefiting Project Healthy Smile. Featuring Ignite model, Kara, this is a great preview into what can be seen on Wednesday August 15. For more information and to register, please go to! No heels are too high to be a part of this great cause!

High Heel Dash from Michael Haug on Vimeo.


Did you know in many countries the majority of rural population can not afford to buy a toothbrush or toothpaste? Many Ugandans use the stems from palm tree leaves to brush their teeth. When you tear the stem, it forms tiny “bristles”, creating a mini indigenous toothbrush.


We are honored to be part of this year’s 3 annual High Heel Dash hosted by the Aegis Foundation. Register today!

Start: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

1070 Nicollet Mall (Target Plaza)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Registration Closing Date
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 11:59 PM US/Central

3rd Annual Aegis Foundation High Heel Dash invites both men and women to show off their glamorous athletic prowess for a good cause!

On Wednesday, August 15th at Target Plaza in Downtown Minneapolis contestants will compete against each other in 25-yard dash heats wearing heels 3 inches or taller.

Special Guest DJ starts at 3pm! Heats will start at 6:00pm to give you time to leave work and dash to Nicollet Mall & 11th for a great cause!

Participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $250 to dash (tax deductible).

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place dashers for both Men and Women.

Spectacular Grand prize to the highest fundraiser too!!

**NEW this year – Think you have what it takes to walk the catwalk? This is your time to show your walk and your shoes! Winner will be choosen by crowd applause.

Proceeds benefit Aegis Foundation and Project Healthy Smile.

Event schedule and times
3pm Registration opens

4pm Food & drink special provided by Masa

6pm Dash begins

6:45* Prizes & trophies

6:55 Walk off & dancing in the streets

More Information
Click here to view the event organizer’s website


We couldn’t have asked for a better “welcome” to Uganda! The children sing for all new visitors at Meeting Point. They melted our hearts immediatly!


PHS had a successful mission at Meeting Point Kampala in Uganda! We provided oral health education to over 350 children. Each child received their own dental kit and a fluoride treatment. We are proud to work with such an amazing organization and look forward to welcoming Meeting Point’s Founder and Director in Washington, D.C. this July for the World AIDS Conference 2012. We couldn’t have made our mission possible without the help of our board, volunteers and donors. Thank you for helping us Save Smiles Worldwide!


We want to give a HUGE shout out to high school students Trevor and Emily from Bascom, Ohio. Together they collected over 300 dental supplies for our upcoming mission to Uganda. We are so gracious for the time and energy you have given to to PHS, THANK YOU!


We’d like to share a photo with you from our friend Lauren Rubenstein. Lauren spent some time in Haiti working with children that have been living in tents post earthquake. She was heartbroken to see this particular boys oral state. She shared this with PHS as a reminder of how important our mission is. Thank you for sharing this with us Lauren!

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