Browse or search over 100 organizations offering volunteer opportunities around the world. Interested in a particular program? Please write the program’s sponsor. Interested in donating equipment? Please contact the organization.
It was 1971 when the American Dental Association first published a directory of programs outlining the need for dental personnel and materials in a number of overseas communities. Since then, the participation by dentists and others in international volunteer dental activities has risen significantly. In that time, the organizations involved in placing volunteers overseas have also made significant changes in their programming. If you are a dentist or other dental professional interested in volunteering overseas, getting in tune with all you need to know can be a bit overwhelming. This website is designed to serve as your starting point.
It is imperative that anyone preparing to go on a volunteer project get as much specific information as possible regarding the sponsoring organization, goals of the project, dental needs of the local populace, availability of equipment and supplies, living conditions, transportation, and other relevant matters before embarking on such a trip.
While this recommendation may seem obvious, it is often overlooked. This site relies on information developed in cooperation with the listed organizations. We truly appreciate their contribution. We also encourage visitors like you to provide us with any input that can help us keep the information on this site current. Of course, we welcome your questions and comments as well.
Do you know an ADA member dentist who has made a lifelong commitment to improving the oral health of underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad?
Nominate him/her for the ADA Humanitarian Award by September 15. http://www.ada.org/1477.aspx
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The 2014 ADA Volunteer Symposium - The World Outside your Office will be held in San Antonio at ADA 2014 on October 8 from 8am-5pm. Participants will earn 8 CE hours. Breakfast & lunch will be served.
Attendees can register for the symposium by selecting course #4102 when registering to attend the ADA meeting. http://www.ada.org/en/meeting
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