Staff

Sandy has been the executive director of Smiles Forever for the last 15 years. She lives in Cochabamba, Bolivia the majority of the year. sandykemper@smilesforever.org

Sandy Kemper, RDH
Founder/FOUNDATION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

After 28 some years in the U.S. as a clinical Dental Hygienist, Sandy Kemper founded the Smiles Forever Foundation in Cochabamba Bolivia in 2000. Her first trip to South America was as a participant in a yearly dental humanitarian trip to Cochabamba in 1999. She was taken by the struggle of impoverished woman in Bolivia and the lack of dental prevention for children. The Smiles Forever Foundation was established in 2000 to address these causes. She is one of the recipients of the 2009 RDH Sunstar Award of Distinction. 

"Women that receive education and opportunities will be those changing our country, Bolivia." abeckrich@smilesforever.org

Lic. Alejandro Beckrich
Director

Alejandro Beckrich, attorney, currently serves as director of the Smiles Forever Foundation in Bolivia. He has worked at Smiles Forever since Day 1, initially as an interpreter and now as Director. He is driven by his desire to see social and economic change come from within Bolivia.

Dr. Patricia Ricci Dentist - Specialist in oral rehabilitation
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DR. Patricia Ricci

Dr. Patricia Ricci has served as a dentist in the Smiles Forever clinic and as instructor since 2007. Certified oral surgeon and implantologist in Bolivia & Brazil.


 

JOVANA MEDINA, DENTAL HYGIENIST

Jovana Medina is a graduate of the Smiles Forever hygienist training program and has been a staff hygienist since 2007. She is also the president of the Dental Hygiene Society of Cochabamba - Bolivia, the first in South America

 

GIOVANNA DORADO, DENTAL HYGIENIST

Giovanna Durado is a graduate of the Smiles Forever hygienist training program and has been a staff hygienist since 2011. 

 


 

Adela maldonado, DENTAL HYGIENIST

Adela Maldonado is a Smiles Forever dental hygiene graduate and a member of the staff as an instructor since January 2014. 

 

 

Dr. Paola Quinteros

Dr. Paola Quinetros has served as a dentist in the Smiles Forever clinic and as instructor since 2013. Dr. Quinteros graduated from dental school in 2010 from UNAM - Mexico.

Diplomat 2009-2010: Esthetic dental restoration. Diplomat 2010-2011: Distalmiento technique by Dr. Polgovsky

Dr. Nayda Apata

Dr. Nayda Apata has served as a dentist in the Community Service clinic and as instructor since 2014. Also she is a graduate of the Smiles Forever hygienist training program. She is currently pursuing another degree in higher education.


 

Dr. heidi ibarra

Dr. Heidi Ibarra has served as a orthodontist in the Smiles Forever clinic and as co-instructor since 2015. She graduated from dental school in 2002 from Universidad del Valle in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Diplomat: Orthodontic Specialist / AOA (Argentine Association of Dentistry) - Buenos Aires, Argentina 2005.