Smile Train

As you may already know, Dr Klempner has a strong professional interest in helping children born with dentofacial deformities such as cleft lip and palate. He has been on eleven overseas missions with volunteer groups such as Operation Smile and Health Volunteers Overseas.

Dr Klempner is traveling to Nairobi, Kenya on February 25th to help a developing local cleft team at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital on behalf of SmileTrain. Watch Dr Klempner’s video below.

His wife Laurie, who is an R.N. and three colleagues from Stony Brook Hospital will be joining Dr Klempner on the trip . Alex Dagum, a plastic surgeon, Jaimie Barbera, an audiologist and Kerri Ann Elorriaga, a speech and language pathologist have all volunteered their time to help.

Many of our parents and patients often ask me if they can help in any way. This year the answer is yes!   We would like to bring much need medical equipment and supplies to help these children born with facial deformities.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.   Donations will be accepted after the team leaves and will be forwarded to the hospital as they come in.  Every little it helps. 

Checks can be made out to:

Stony Brook Foundation, Acct. #270810 (Write “Coolsmiles” in memo section) and mail to:
Stony Brook University Hospital
Speech and Hearing Department
33 Research Way, Suite 4
East Setauket, NY 11733
Attention: Jamie