OPEN WIDE FOUNDATION

Redefining Humanitarian Dentistry

Scottsdale, AZ   |  www.openwidefoundation.org

Mission

Open Wide Foundation is a non-profit dental organization redefining humanitarian dentistry. Our mission is to make a significant, measurable and lasting impact on oral health in communities of need. By combining the efforts of dental volunteers and industry leaders, we strive to impact oral health in a positive and lasting way. Together we: • Build permanent dental clinics in cooperation with the communities they serve to provide on-going access to oral care. • Provide and facilitate turn-key dental outreach experiences where volunteers can provide dental services to the needy & mentor local professionals and students. • Give access to on-going mentoring, educational materials and support to local oral health care providers, institutions & students.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Ms. Charity Bertenshaw

Main address

7201 E Princess Blvd

Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

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EIN

27-5138404

NTEE code info

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Public Health Program (E70)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Peronia Guatemala Dental Clinic

The Peronia Dental Clinic was established in 2012 as Open Wide's flagship permanent 5 chair dental clinic. Working together with local Municipality of Villa Nueva dental teams, over 900 volunteers have provided services to the local impoverished community.

Population(s) Served

The San Pedro Dental Clinic is adjacent to the Municipal Health Care Clinic. It was established in 2014 , seeing patients with local providers. In February, 2018, they received an upgrade to 5 new A-dec operatories and will be the main local of Open Wide's volunteer trips through 2020.

Population(s) Served

Open Wide works with Guatemala University of Mariano Galvez to provide dental student residency programs for all last year students. U.S. Dentists also provide lectures for both students and faculty, as well as access to dental education materials.

Population(s) Served

Prevention through education is a focus of Open Wide. Print materials such as instructional handouts & posters, and public service announcements are made available to the 200+ municipalities throughout Guatemala in cooperation with the central government.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Peronia Guatemala Dental Clinic

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The permanent dental clinics established in Guatemala are built in conjunction with the local governments of the communities they serve.

Number of dental procedures performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Peronia Guatemala Dental Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Basic dental services began in 2012 and dental procedure types increased over time as local providers were trained and mentored by visiting dentists in advanced restorations and specialties.

Number of dental care products distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Peronia Guatemala Dental Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Home care products (toothbrushes & toothpaste) are given out and oral health care brochures & hands on instruction is provided. A massive effort was needed the first couple of years, then leveled out.

Number of dental patients screened

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Peronia Guatemala Dental Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of patients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Peronia Guatemala Dental Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of public service announcements created

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Peronia Guatemala Dental Clinic

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To positively impact the oral health in under served communities by establishing permanent clinics and education programs in conjunction with the community being served.

- Providing dental services directly to patients in need
- Hands on mentoring of local dentists and dental resident students
- Lecturing at local universities
- Community Oral Health Education Programs
- Administrative training and support
- Partnership with local Municipalities
- Prevention and community outreach on oral health

The Open Wide Foundation is able to combine the efforts of our dental industry partners, local partners, volunteer dental professionals, local dental professionals and university faculty in a focused effort to better the oral health of the communities being served by working within the infrastructure and build on that in a collaborative and advancing way.

A lot has been accomplished, and yet there is so much more to do. Guatemala has a population of 15.47 million and has the worst dental health of any other nation in the Western Hemisphere. Many more communities are hoping for an Open Wide clinic to built and plans are forming for several more to open.

Financials

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OPEN WIDE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 5/5/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Imtiaz Manji

SPEAR Education

Term: 2011 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Glen Wysel

Open Wide Foundation

Term: 2011 -

Imtiaz Manji

SPEAR Education, Winter Lab

Glen Wysel

Retired

Lisa Wysel

Retired

Frank Spear

Spear Education

Paul Guggenheim

Patterson Dental

Matt O'Shea

O'Shea Dentistry

Michael Johnson DDS

A.T. Still University

Kaleim Manji

Spear Education

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No