Category Archive for: Progress

Big Leaps Forward

by Andrea Kemmerrer

The past few months have been HUGE for the Engineering Smiles team, not only have we purchased our trailer but we secured cabinetry for the trailer as well! After spending the summer reviewing the quote for the trailer frame from Becker Custom Trailers, the Engineering Smiles team has finally purchased the trailer frame! This is…



UNICA and IMAHelps Collaboration

by Andrea Kemmerrer

Jeff Crider, the IMAHelps communication director, traveled along with Alvaro Molina, a Nicaraguan attorney and legal counsel for IMAHelps, to Nicaragua. They formalized our plans to base the mobile dental clinic at the university in Nicaragua, UNICA. Crider and Gutierrez met with the University Director, Dr. Francisco Hiram Otero Pravia, and other officials representing the…



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…



Current Progress

by The Engineering Smiles Team

The team of Engineering Smiles has had a busy and productive Fall of 2014 semester! Over the course of summer and fall semester, Engineering Smiles has met with community partner, IMAHelps.  At the first meeting of the semester, IMAHelps traveled from California to Tempe, Arizona to meet the team and view the initial designs of…