Pacific Clinical Research Foundation aka Smiles International Foundation

Providing Excellence in Education and Sustainable Charitable Surgical Care

aka Smiles International Foundation   |   New Braunfels, TX   |  www.SmilesInternationalFoundation.org

Mission

Mission Statement: "Providing Excellence in Sustainable Education and Charitable Surgical Care".

Ruling year info

1990

President

Dr. Jeffrey James Moses

Main address

3980 Lariat Ridge

New Braunfels, TX 78132 USA

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EIN

33-0282767

NTEE code info

Surgery (G9B)

Birth Defects (G20)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working with talented individuals that can act in leadership positions when circumstances arise in the future necessitating the substitution of current leadership due to illness or desired resignations for retirement and family purposes. These new leaders are currently not in the financial position to contribute monetarily as well as their current contribution of their time and personal equity. Thus, options for continued funding through the development of educationally supported businesses that are willing to return a 20% tax deductible donation for the ongoing expenses of the Foundation.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Smiles International

Major operating programs, size and benficiaries include the following:

1.Location and provision of underpriviledged children's Cranio-Facial Deformity Surgical Corrections and associated needs as well as affilitated orphanage needs within the regions of Mexico ,Costa Rica, Panama,and in Dnepropetrovsk,Ukraine. Assisting volunteer selection for IMA clinics in Ecuador.
2.Educational Grants, Surgical and Research Fellowships providing foreign and national post-doctoral candidates the experience and education in advancements of academic and clinical maxillofacial surgical and dental care.
3.National and International Symposiums providing Category I certified continuing education units in clinical advancements for mission care as well as philanthropic foundation support strategies. Size: 30-200 participants. Beneficiaries: Underserved children with cleft and craniofacial deformities and their clinician service providers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Smiles of Tecate performs biannual clinics in the Mexican Town of Tecate in the months of May and November.  These clinics diagnose and treat hundreds of children afflicted with facial deformities congenitally produced, and does so for free.  It works in close conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Tecate, Carlsbad California.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program operates twice annually in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine to provide free surgical care for the underpriviledged children and young adults afflicted with congenetal and developmental defects of the Cranio-Maxillofacial region.  The host hospital and surgeons have been made self sufficient to be able to provide services year long with equipment donations, didactic symposia, and demonstrated surgery since 2005. Mission visits are now for providing continuity of care, Surgical treatment skills augmentation, and international ambassadorial education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program continues an earlier successful program started by one of the groups Dr. Moses help start, Thousand Smiles Foundation.  The initation of the Hospital De Ninos craniofacial program with equipment, shared surgical experiences and didactic symposiums was done by Dr. Moses in the latter years of 1989 through his PCRF and Rotary partnerships.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program is developing a small village hospital in Mori, A.as well as children screened and operated upon for facial cleft deformities.  Due to long standing lack of care in this region, adults as well as children are treated.  Local surgeons are provided equipment, training, and continued didactic interactions to ultimately provide a self-sufficiency of Cleft Care for this region. Clean water systems are being added to the village sources to prevent dyentary and water borne diseases of the children in order to reduce morbitiy and mortality.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides longitudinal corrective CranioMaxillofacial, ENT, Speech and Language, Dental, and Psychological Self-Esteem care to children afflicted with facial differences due to congenital and acquired deformities through the provision of sustainable SLP and Surgical mission clinics held at least twice annually. The months have been moved from April and October to February and August due to the extraordinary effect of COVID-19 on delays for the scheduled ongoing care in the year 2019. Additionally, annually in the month of November, the Foundation board leadership provides opportunity for engaging the W.O.N. Cabo Tuna Jackpot Tournament sponsors to participate with donations of part of their winnings to the charitable efforts of the Smiles International Mission in order to sustain Children's Care.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This is a field surgical team which has brought facial corrective surgery given at no-cost to the indigenous Mayan communities located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula who otherwise have no other treatment for their Facial Cleft Lip and Palate deformities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Several projects in Costa Rica are in process. One for the Hospital de Ninos San Jose, is ongoing for the strategic development of Virtual Surgical Planning and training for execution of surgical techniques for difficult facial reconstructive surgery for Facial Cleft Deformities patients. The other is for ongoing expert education and development of surgical care for the population of Costa Rica devoid of access for management of Temporomandibular Dysfunction Diseases through the use of Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery and options for Prosthetic Total Joint Replacement Surgery.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of fields trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Smiles International

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Numerous field surgical missions were established with goals for outreach to the communities. Successful metrics were gained on numbers of children able to maintain their eating and hygiene health.

Maximum number of participants allowed on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Smiles International

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We found that by assigning specific task team leaders, the number of overall volunteers necessary to accomplish the mission goals was reduced.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Foundation goals have been advanced before, but now are extended to include enhancements of the two annual projects Smiles of Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico and the biannual projects at the Smiles of Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur, Mexico. In addition, the Mayan Smiles of Campeche project is renewing with interest of the local governmental medical community and matching with our surgeons is ongoing. Newly re-established projects are in place now in Costa Rica at the Children's Hospital as well as the establishment of educational support for the new Center for TMJ and Skeletal Facial Deformities and Jaw Dysfunction at the Hospital Metropolitano, Costa Rica named Facial Pain Relief Institute. The Facial Pain Relief Institute was formed by sponsoring surgeon from Costa Rica for further education and training and now they dedicated their services with donation of care for 20% of the patients gratis through the Foundation.

These goals will be accomplished through a series of Partnerships with organizations like Rotary International, Corporations, Dental and Medical honorary foundation organizations, as well as private donations. Strategic partners in host country civic and health organizations will provide interface with local professionals and hospitals in order to carry on the work throughout the year for children in order to provide sustainable results.

Patients from regions miles away will be provided with free dental, speech, self esteem, and facial surgical reconstructions on a scheduled basis providing longitudinal care throughout their growth and development in order to achieve complete desirable results for children to enter society as functioning adults. Additionally, patient with disabling jaw joint dysfunctions will now have access to care in the Country of Costa Rica where there was previously no surgeons providing minimally invasive arthroscopic TMJ surgery or Total Prosthetic Joint replacement surgery thanks to the matching grants for the equipment provision and the Foundation for the educational and logistical support.

Thus far, the Smiles of Ukraine and the Smiles of Costa Rica Children's Hospital projects are self sufficient and have reached full sustainability although the Smiles Of Costa Rica has re-established an annual project to update them with the modern digital computerized virtual surgical planning systems for facial reconstructions both at the Children's Hospital and their adult social hospital next door for those patients reaching the age of adulthood before their craniofacial bone corrections. These are followed by the currently enhanced sites of Smiles of Tecate and Smiles of Cabo San Lucas which are currently expanding services. The two developing sites of Smiles of India and Smiles of Campeche are in ongoing development and will require more resources at present to establish more completely for sustainable care between clinics and thus will take more time before reaching self-sufficiency status. A new Center for Clinical Excellence for the management of CranioMaxillofacial and Articulation Disorders is being funded and established in Costa Rica to handle the adults still afflicted with these disorders. The patient load at the Cabo San Lucas Smiles project has exceeded our expectations and we are considering adding another clinic date for catching up with all of the secondary reconstructions for those primary cases flooding into our doors.

Financials

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Pacific Clinical Research Foundation aka Smiles International Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Jeffrey Moses

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Maribel Moses

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Jeffrey Moses

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Lori Knorr

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Board leadership practices

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    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.