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Join Us in Guatemala!

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Posted on February 28, 2019.

Global Dental relief needs your help carrying out our mission in Guatemala this summer! We are currently looking for dental professionals to join us in San Martin in May and July/August! We have a space for dentists and hygienists to volunteer with us in a week-long clinic serving children in need with free dental care.

In 2007, Global Dental Relief began working in Guatemala, partnering with local communities to bring free dental care to children living in the Mayan Highlands. Since then, GDR has held 47 clinics in Guatemala, in which volunteers provided 32,000 children with free, comprehensive dental care.

Together with local partners, volunteer teams work to improve the oral health of children who otherwise would have no access to treatment.

During a six-day clinic, clinicians provide children from local schools and orphanages with complete dental treatment. Each child receives an exam, cleaning, and any fillings or extractions that are needed. Children return to the clinic for follow-up visits to ensure all necessary treatment is complete.

Each trip also includes two days of optional sightseeing to explore more of the country!

After a week of work, volunteers return to Antigua for a weekend of adventure. Volunteers can choose to tour a local coffee plantation or zip line through the Guatemalan rainforest!

While in Antigua, volunteers can also explore Central Park which is a hotspot for many tourists. Religious and government structures provide a history of the capital status it once held. Small museums provide further in-depth information about the culture and history of this ancient city.

If you’re a dental professional with a desire to improve the oral health of children in need we want to hear from you! We are looking for energetic dentists and hygienists to join us in Guatemala this summer for a life-changing adventure.

The clinic dates listed below:

  • May 24 – June 2, 2019
  • May 31 – June 9, 2019
  • July 19 – 28, 2019
  • July 26 – August 4, 2019
  • August 2- 13, 2019 (optional sightseeing to Belize after!)

Applying to volunteer is easy! Click here to fill out a volunteer application. Upon submission, one of our Country Coordinators will be in touch with all the necessary details! (Packing lists, visa requirements, travel dates, personal itinerary, etc.)

Our mission is simple, we provide free dental care to children in need around the globe. Email us today for more information.

Clinic Out of A Box

Today is set up day for our Mobile Dental Clinic. We start with an empty but clean room – here in Nepal this is a school classroom.

We open the storage room – this room contains 10 portable dental units, 2 large air compressors, hundreds of dental instruments, portable dental chairs, toothbrushes, gauze, gloves and all the myriad items needed to put on a full scale dental camp.

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Return to Kathmandu!

The clouds part on the last leg of my 22 hour journey to Nepal, revealing the massive Himalayas. It has been a full year since my last visit to this magical place – the place where Global Dental Relief started 14 years ago.

Arriving late at night, our taxi drives through the deserted, labyrinthine streets of Kathmandu as I am flooded with memories from past years — of great friendships past and present,

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Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Global Dental Relief, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.

Each profession tends to be its own little niche, which is a good thing because it creates a unique space for our services and a place for you to learn and implement helpful ideas that can benefit you and the people you care about.

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