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.
The Belize Mission Project is seeking a wide variety of volunteers (100 total) for their mission trips to Belize. Week 1 is October 16-24, 2015 and Week 2 is October 24 ? November 1, 2015.
They need 30 dentists and the remaining volunteers may be hygienists, occupational therapists, physicians, audiologists, or lab techs. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. J. Franklin Whipps: Telephone: (618) 532-1821 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit their website:
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A dentist is needed to join committed volunteers (four dental hygienists and educators, one pre-dental student, one junior volunteer, one college student with a major in journalism) to travel on a dental mission to Guayaquil, Ecuador August 4-9 with Blancas House (located on Long Island, NY). The cost for the mission is approx. $1,700 which includes airfare, ground transportation, hotel and lunches. There is also an optional trip to explore the Galapagos Islands August 9-13 which has been organized. Volunteers will be working with a local Ecuadorian dentist who will learn from US...
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January 17-24: Bertin Umanzor
February 1-7: Los Encinitos
March 7-14: San Marcos
April 25-May 2: Los Encinitos
June 22-29: Bertin Umanzor
June 25-July 2: San Marcos
October 17-24: San Marcos*
October 31-November 7: Los Encinitos*
Contact email@example.com or go to www.capecares.org for additional information.
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Caring Hands Worldwide (CHW) has two volunteer dentist going to Chuuk Micronesia June 1-9, 2015 and they are looking for three dental assistants or dental students who might be interested in volunteering. The cost to the volunteer would be the cost of the airline ticket usually $2,000. CHW provides housing at the dental clinic. CHW is also looking for a dentist to continue providing dental care in the Chuuk Clinic June 8-12, 2015. For additional information please contact Randy Meyer at 541-937-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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