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Hanoi, Vietnam

Operation Smile


Operation Smile is an international nonprofit organization that repairs childhood facial deformities. The organization operates a dental clinic in Hanoi, a metropolis that is home to 6.5 million people. Externs will perform high-volume dentistry in the busy, urban clinic. Operation Smile provides dental treatment as well as education about dental hygiene to thousands of children in Hanoi. The city, which is considered the cultural center of Vietnam, is famous for its entertainment venues and unique cuisine. It is also home to many historic attractions and museum.


March 2013


For more information about this externship, contact Dr. Bernard Levy at 410-706-7342 or


Location: southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, alongside China, Laos and Cambodia

Population: 89.5 million

Capital: Hanoi

Official language: Vietnamese

Climate: tropical, with a hot, rainy season from May to September