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The Thousand Smiles Foundation prohibits discrimination against current or prospective patients, volunteers and employees on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristics. The Thousand Smiles Foundation commits to the principle of equal opportunity in all aspects of human relations.

Clinic Location

The clinic is held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico at two locations:

Dental/Screening Clinic---Thousand Smiles Clinic
Hospital--- Hospital General de Ensenada

Clinic Dates

Clinics are held the first Friday and Saturday of each of the following months: February, May, August, and November. Click on one of the days Friday and Saturday to find out more about what we do, and how things work at our clinics.

Volunteer Registration

Please visit Volunteer_Registration for information and links.

Help Wanted

From time to time, we have special jobs that need special people like you.

We are currently working on documenting the various jobs and identifying owners and alternates. We will be communicating with volunteers once this is done with more information on how you can help.

Job Descriptions

In this section you can find out about a variety of jobs which require dedicated volunteers like you to fill in order for our clinics to function. Each link leads to a page that lists the job, gives instructions were necessary, and identifies current job ownership and alternates. if you are involved in any of these areas, please take the time to read the details of each relevant job.

Volunteers who are interested in becoming the owner or an alternate (backup) owner for any of these jobs please click here: Becoming an Owner or Alternate

Owner and Alternate Responsibilities

If you own one of the jobs above, or are an alternate owner, get familiar with some general guidelines and responsibilities.

Local Rotary Club Responsibilities


Additional Information


Contact Numbers


Partner Hotels in Ensenada

Internet Access

Traveling Safely in Mexico

Travel Documents Required

Surgical Supply Lists

Friday Night Dinner/T-Shirt Sales

Rotary International Convention Checklist

Accounting Checklist

History of Thousand Smiles



Why it has been Attractive to Volunteers

Financial History

How to Contribute to this Wiki

The wiki has been on lockdown since 2013 due to hackers. If you have something you would like to change or add, contact Syd Logan at slogan621 at gmail dot com.

About this Wiki

This wiki is designed to document the jobs and processes involved in running the Thousand Smiles clinics. It is maintained by volunteers of Thousand Smiles.

A wiki is an online encyclopedia, one that you can edit and contribute to. For those of you who know how things are done at Thousand Smiles, your job is to log into the wiki, and write down what you know. Changes will be monitored for accuracy, and you will need to sign up for an account on the wiki in order to edit. For those of you who want to know how things work, the wiki is your resource for anything and everything about how clinics are run.

As things change, it is vital that we document these changes on the wiki. There is too much information about Thousand Smiles for any one person to know, and if we are to survive in the future, it is essential that the stakeholders of Thousand Smiles contribute what they know, so that it can be passed along to others.

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