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Our Current Design: 24-foot Car Hauler Trailer

by The Engineering Smiles Team

This two operatory mobile dental clinic will serve a variety of different impoverished people and better navigate the less developed landscapes. The design was right-sized in order to meet the needs of a variety of different populations. This two operatory trailer will be able to serve in a variety of different landscapes due to its portability…



Our Next Idea: A 50 foot Gooseneck Trailer

by The Engineering Smiles Team

The four operatory mobile dental clinic was designed into a 50-foot trailer to meet the needs of one population, Nicaragua.  This design was not scaleable and sustainable. The 50-foot gooseneck trailer met all of the needs listed by our provider partner, IMAHelps. The Clinic was completely self-sustaining and encompassed four dental operatory spaces and a…



The First Design: The Charter Bus

by The Engineering Smiles Team

The initial thought of the Engineering SMiles team when this issue was first brought before them was to retrofit a charter bus to meet the needs of the IMAHelps volunteers. This refurbished charter bus would have four dental stations, or operatories, and would allow for the dental clinic to be mobile. This design was not cost…



USA Today

by The Engineering Smiles Team

  • Posted on September 28, 2015

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The Engineering Smiles team has been featured in USAToday College. Here is the syndicated article: A group of Arizona State University students are launching a crowdfunding campaign Wednesday to help them complete the largest student-led fundraising initiative ever to come out of the engineering school. Four female students and one male student make up Engineering Smiles, a…



Campaign Launch

by The Engineering Smiles Team

  • Posted on September 17, 2015

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The team is getting ready to launch their first crowdfunding campaign September 23rd! We are working hard to deliver the trailer to IMAHelps by the Nicaraguan mission this coming August. Stay tuned for more updates!



Zacatecoluca, El Salvador IMAHelps 2015 Mission Trip

by The Engineering Smiles Team

I (Sara Mantlik, project manager) had the amazing opportunity of accompanying IMAHelps on their 2015 medical/ dental mission trip. Although I volunteered in registration during my time in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, I was able to see the make shift dental rooms and get valuable feedback from the volunteers on the mobile unit designs. On the first day of the mission…