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 to children. In 2017, 20,904 children visited GDR clinics in five countries, receiving $4.3 million in donated care.
Our patients are the highlight of this work. We love their shy smiles, excited chattering, and trusting eyes as they reach for the hand of a volunteer. We dedicate this annual report to the children we serve and their beautiful smiles.

Each child we treat receives an average of $210 in direct dental care (US equivalent)

Global Dental Relief Past Year Highlights

  • GDR teams served children in 24 clinics in five countries: Nepal, India, Cambodia, Kenya, and Guatemala
  • Teams delivered care to 20,904 school children, including exams, restorations, extractions, sealants, and fluoride treatments
  • Each child received a new toothbrush and lots of instruction on oral health
  • 312 intrepid volunteers donated their talents to care for children–98 dentists, 42 hygienists, 9 dental assistants, and 163 general volunteers
  • GDR’s work is made possible through the generosity of committed individual donors and a broad community of clinic sponsors listed below. THANK YOU!

Thanks to our Dedicated Sponsors

Platinum—Global Sponsors

  • Arhaus
  • Lisa Sasevich
  • SmileTree
  • Tom Ehrenkranz Estate

Gold-Country Sponsors

  • Art Studio Company
  • Rotary Club of Denver Southeast
  • Rotary Club of Denver 31

Silver—Clinic Sponsors

  • BP Dental
  • Cranberry
  • Louis Davis
  • Caroline Hagadorn
  • LARRK Foundation
  • Andrea Swenson

Bronze—School Sponsors

  • Aseptico, Inc.
  • Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck
  • CTC Associates
  • ElevateActual
  • Leonard Goldman, DDS
  • Global Grins
  • Howard Landis
  • Lewan Technology
  • Macguire-Stossel Family
  • Rotary Club of Lansing, MI
  • Barbara Wilson
  • Yvonne Truong, DDS

Join a GDR Team in Service

This year 24 GDR teams delivered care to children in each of five country locations. Every trip is joined by 5 dentists, 2 hygienists, and up to 10 general volunteers. In 2018, returning volunteers can also join GDR’s Small Adventure Clinics, serving children in remote locations.

Help us care for children this year. Learn more about 2018/2019 trip schedules and pricing at globaldentalrelief.org.

Call or email us and we will match you with your adventure in service.

Model of Care

Global Dental Relief volunteers serve children in schools, treating them class by class.
Every child receives a dental exam (often the first of their lives), all needed restorations, extractions, and cleanings—and a fluoride treatment.
Each child receives a new toothbrush, brushing instruction, and oral health education.

Volunteers visit each school every two years to provide long-term dental care and education.

Keep in Touch

www.globaldentalrelief.org
info@globaldentalrelief.org
303.858.8857

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Global Dental Relief is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible charitable organization.

Board of Directors

Leslie Swid, Chair | Jackie Norris, Vice-Chair | Peter Vanicek, DDS, Secretary | Linda Oberg, Treasurer
Lise Aangeenbrug | Kelley Barnard, DMD | Douglas Berkey, DMD | David Berman, MD | Caroline Hagadorn Geoff Hoffman, DDS | Nina Sharma

Board Emeritus

Fred Cannataro | Stu Fishman | Andrew Holecek, DDS (Co-Founder) | Mark Mathews | Melanie Melcher


Download PDF of Progress Report March 2018

A Continued Partnership: Global Dental Relief and Cranberry USA

Posted on July 30, 2018. Over the past two years, Global Dental Relief (GDR) and Cranberry USA have partnered to offer a scholarship program for pre-dental and pre-dental hygiene students to volunteer abroad in GDR clinics. During that time, Cranberry awarded eight $1000 scholarships to students across the US attending... Read more »

GDR Dental Clinic in a Box!

Posted on July 10, 2018. Providing free, comprehensive dental care to children in need around the world is no small feat. With such a big job to do, we have to be detail-oriented and incredibly organized. Each trip leader, volunteer and in-country partner plays a vital role in ensuring the... Read more »

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 »