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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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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The mission will be to Cuenca Ecuador, Oct. 16 to Oct. 30, 2015. 5 dentists and one hygienist and up to 9 lay volunteers are needed.
For more information contact Dr. James Orban firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.dentalvolunteers.com.
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