Operation Smile Nicaragua

Effective January 2018, Dr. Cody is appointed as adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and credentialed volunteer for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is the largest surgical charity in the world and operates on children with cleft lips and palate in over 60 countries. Since 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 300,000 surgeries and established comprehensive cleft centers to follow patients through treatment.

Each March and August, Dr. Cody will be traveling to Operation Smile’s craniofacial center in Managua, Nicaragua to provide comprehensive dental care to children with cleft lips and palates. In addition, he will be teaching dental students from UNC principles in restorative dentistry and lecturing on prosthodontic topics relating to craniofacial care. By combining the students and specialists from UNC School of Dentistry with the facility and volunteers from Operation Smile Nicaragua, we aim to provide the best possible care to our patients.

If you are interested in hearing more or supporting the project, please ask Dr. Cody or his son, Ryan Cody for more information.