You don’t have to be a dentist to volunteer with Global Dental!

Carole Witka is retired and lives in Denver, Colorado. Every fall since 2007, she has traveled with Global Dental Relief to care for children in Nepal. Over the years she has worked as a dental assistant, taught toothbrushing, sterilized instruments and has become a maestro at managing the children’s records.

Carole returns over and over again because she has made fast friends with the local students who assist in the clinic and with many of the school children we treat. These lasting friendships transcend age, culture and language differences. Travel with a purpose lets Carole reach more deeply into another culture and forge unexpected, lasting friendships.

Hear Carole firsthand in this video. She knows how critical non-dental volunteers are to each clinic – as they work as a dedicated team intent on getting over 100 children a day through each of the clinic stations and leaving with a big smile and enthusiasm for “brushing two times a day.”

Many thanks to volunteer Michael Maher for his exceptional photography and editing skills!

A History of Global Dental Relief

Posted on June 19, 2018. Living in remote areas, many children around the world do not receive the dental care they need. Due to this lack of simple oral care, children suffer from chronic pain. As decay in their mouth increases, infections grow, ultimately affecting their overall health. Seventeen years... Read more »

The Volunteer Experience: What Is It Like to Volunteer with Global Dental Relief?

Posted on June 12, 2018. Do you have a passion for volunteering and dental care? Consider joining Global Dental Relief on a volunteer trip to one of five developing countries where we provide vital dental care for children. Volunteers are the backbone of the work we do – treating as... Read more »

Colorado Dental Hygienists Help Children in Need in Guatemala

Posted on May 22, 2018. Theresa arrived in Antigua, Guatemala, not sure what volunteering would look like. This was nothing like past “vacations” where you sit on a beach and drink margaritas. She had a different focus in mind – to help children in the Guatemalan Highlands live happier, healthier... Read more »

March 2018 Progress Report

Progress Report #18 March 2018 Volunteers Serving Children in Need Around the Globe Dental Care for Kids Since 2001 Children Served: 146,365 Donated Care: $30.7 million Volunteers: 2,358 Seventeen years ago we started this adventure in service--and today Global Dental Relief volunteers remain hard at work delivering critical dental care... Read more »

We need YOU: Clinic openings in 2018.

Posted on April 9, 2018. Dental care is a luxury many people take for granted. Regular exams and routine cleanings are an annual occurrence for many. But for children who live in remote areas of the world, access to proper dental care is often a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.... Read more »