Organization Profile

Global Dental Relief

4105 East Florida Ave, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80222
United States

Contact: Kim Troggio
Telephone: 800-543-1171
Email: kimt@globaldentalrelief.org

Website: www.globaldentalrelief.org
Religious Affiliation: None

Mission: Global Dental Relief brings free dental care to impoverished children of Nepal, northern India, Guatemala, Kenya and Cambodia. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-medical volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages. Dental clinics are rich, demanding and rewarding experiences. Volunteers work in basic conditions. Dentists use portable dental units to provide exams, extractions and restorative care. Hygienists offer oral hygiene education and first-time cleanings for children. Essential to a successful clinic, non-medical volunteers manage the lines of patients, assist in record keeping, keep track of children and help with instruments and charting. Volunteers are moved by the sense of service, and by the gratitude they receive from the children themselves. Following the clinic, volunteers may choose to participate in an optional sightseeing itinerary to better immerse themselves in the host culture.

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Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: Nepal Volunteer Dental Clinic

Countries/Regions Served: Nepal

Duration: 10 days to 3 weeks

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants and non-dental volunteers

Language Requirements: None

Accommodations: Basic accommodation in a hotel / guesthouse

Materials Needed: All materials are provided by GDR.

Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: India - Ladakh Volunteer Dental Clinic

Countries/Regions Served: India

Duration: 10 to 17 days

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants and non-dental volunteers

Language Requirements: None

Accommodations: In a hotel - 2 star

Materials Needed: None. GDR provides all materials needed

Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: Guatemala Volunteer Dental Clinic

Countries/Regions Served: Guatemala

Duration: 7 to 10 days

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Non-dental volunteers

Language Requirements: None

Accommodations: Some clinics: basic hotel; other clinics: 3 – 4 star hotels

Materials Needed: none. GDR provides all materials needed

Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: Kenya Volunteer Dental Clinic

Countries/Regions Served: Kenya

Duration: 10 to 18 days

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, non-dental volunteers

Language Requirements: None

Accommodations: In a guesthouse on the Kikuyu Hospital Campus

Materials Needed: None. GDR provides all materials needed

Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: Cambodia Volunteer Dental Clinic

Countries/Regions Served: Cambodia

Duration: 10-15 Days

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, Hygienists, Dental assistants, and non-dental volunteers

Language Requirements: None

Accommodations: 4 star hotel

Materials Needed: None. GDR provides all materials needed