Since 2012, we’ve supported the efforts of Global Dental Relief, donating nearly $150,000 to support the organization’s efforts in bringing much-needed dental care to children living in Nepal, Guatemala, Vietnam and Kenya, among other areas of the world. These children are often living in pain and would otherwise never have the opportunity to see a dentist.

Our CEO John Reed first met the cofounder, Laurie Matthews, in 2011 and immediately enlisted to volunteer at the Nepal clinic where he administered fluoride treatments to over 600 eager (and we mean eager!) children. We recently sat down with Laurie to talk more about Global Dental Relief, the clinics she helps coordinate on the other side of the world, the children they help and treat and the volunteers like John that remain so committed.