Foundation of the Smiling World. Start of projects in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau.


The Smiling World obtains by the IPAD, the status of public utility and is recognised as NGDO.

First participation in the Oral Health project with the participation of 8 Voluntary Dentists in the Island of Fogo in Cape Verde, and with the participation of 7 Voluntary Dentists in Guinea Bissau.

First oral health campaign in Portugal at "Casa Mãe do Gaiato" in Penafiel. Eight oral health prevention actions were also carried out in IPSS.


Established fundamental partnerships with Entrajuda, the AMI Foundation, the Oporto City Council, the ISU Volunteer Training Action, Casa Emanuel and the Ministry of Health of Guinea-Bissau.

Oral Health campaigns were carried out in the schools and neighborhoods of the urban centers of Lisbon and Porto, including around 2,000 children.

The "Changing Smiles in Guinea-Bissau" project supported by the International Dental Federation (FDI) has performed more than 800 treatments..


The Smiling World becomes a member of the FDI.

The Smiling World creates a dental clinic, inserted in the hospital complex of Casa Emanuel in Guiné-Bissau and makes a project in partnership with AMI, continuing its work in Cape Verde.

The EDP Solidaria Program awarded the prize in the amount of € 50,000 for the creation of the Oral Health Support Center project.


Inaugurated the Oral Health Dental Clinic - (CASO) supported by the EDP Foundation and entered into partnerships with the High Commissariat of Health and Santa Casa Misericórdia do Porto.

The "S.O.S Rodas" project (Oral Health on Wheels) launches Oral Health campaigns in more than 50 schools in the Porto district, covering more than 11 thousand children.

The Smiling World is selected in 750 applications by the Youth Action Net Foundation (U.S.A.) to join the worldwide network of social leaders.

The Smiling World is inserted in the "Roadmap for Youth" of the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic, highlighting good examples and good initiatives.


Initiated the project "Oral Rehabilitation - Smiling Without Fear", supported by the High Commission for Health (A.C.S) which aims to promote oral rehabilitation in patients with mental illness.

Initiated the "Let's Help to Smile" project, supported by the General Directorate of Health that aims to promote oral care in priority intervention schools.

Awarded the prize "Best project of the year" to the project "Mimos e Sorrisos", by the journal Oral Health.

Signed new protocol with the S.Francesco Socio-Sanitary Center, with the objective of starting the "Fire to Smile" project in Cape Verde.


The first project started in the interior of the country "Smiling from North to South" where 10 months proved the need to intervene in these geographical areas of the country.

For the first time, on the island of Fogo in Cape Verde, The Smiling World integrates oral hygienist and develops a health prevention and promotion project.

The Smiling World is once again awarded with the Citizenship Award.


The Smiling World establishes protocol with Entrajuda and jointly develops the project "Dr. Laughter".

Starts the project "Smiles Door to Door" (SPP) that wins the CIS - Social Port Foundation.

The University of Georgetown conducts a consulting process to the Smiling World.


The Manuel António da Mota Foundation is now the patron of the "Oral Health Support Center" project.

The "Smiles Door to Door" Project wins the BPI Seniors Award and now covers the entire continental territory.

Launched the new international project in São Tomé and Príncipe.


PROEF Group has established a partnership agreement with The Smiling World to the operation of the organization's headquarters, within the framework of the free transfer of a space, in Foz do Douro,. This lasted for 2 years.

In October 2014, The Smiling World renewed its image and counted down to mark the 10 years of the organization's founding in 2005.

At the General Meeting of November 17, 2014, the Social Bodies were elected for the four-year 2014/2018.

At the end of 2014, the team was composed of 369 volunteers and 36 permanent employees.

The project "Inclusion Program for Healthy Living" (PIVS) is launched.

Honors awarded: INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship.


Throughout 2015, The Smiling World has partnered with 421 institutions, including Autarquias, IPSS's and NGOs, and Schools.

In 2015 The Smiling World celebrated 10 years of existence.

On April 18, 2015, The Smiling World inaugurated the "Braga a Sorrir" project, in partnership with the Braga City Council.

On June 10, Miguel Pavão, President of The Smiling World , was awarded the Order of Merit (Official) by the President of the Republic at the Solemn Session commemorating the Day of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese Communities in Lamego.

It ends the project "Inclusion Program for Healthy Living" (PIVS), which received the "Oral Health Social Solidarity" Award from the Oral Health Magazine.

At the end of the year 2015, the headquarters of The Smiling World started to have facilities in the Center of Social Innovation of Porto, situation in Quinta da Bonjóia.

At the end of 2015, The Smiling World team was composed of 408 volunteers and 18 permanent employees.


Launching of the 1st Bulletin in partnership with Visão and Jaba Recordati Magazine, with the special participation of Eng. António Guterres.

10 years of the "Smile in Health" project in Guinea-Bissau.

The project Learning to Be Healthy is implemented for the first time in the Bijagós archipelago.

The Smiling World is part of the Porto4Ageing Consortium and the Oral Health Working Group WFPHA.

At the end of 2016, The Smiling World team was composed of 124 volunteers and 22 permanent employees.


President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, visits the headquarters of The Smiling World.

The first mission of the Aqua Project: Water4Health was held.

Reinforcement of the Learn to Be Healthy Project at national and international level.

The Smiling World celebrates 11 years of intervention in Guinea-Bissau.



‌Assinalam-se os 10 anos do projeto Centro de Apoio à Saúde Oral (C.A.S.O.)

Dr. Risadas reinicia atividades com foco nas crianças com Necessidades de Saúde Especiais (NSE)


‌Mundo A Sorrir inaugura Clínica Médica e Médico Dentária Social na Guiné-Bissau


‌Projeto Centro de Apoio à Saúde Oral reconhecido pela Comissão Europeia