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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.

Become a Clinic Sponsor Today!

Posted on December 4, 2018.

What if someone told you that with one simple step, you could become a Global Dental Relief clinic sponsor? This means that 250 children, who otherwise lack access to care, can be seen at a Global Dental Relief dental clinic.

With the turn of a new year, many are thinking about resolutions or aspirations. Let 2019 be the year you commit to improving the health and lives of hundreds of children in need.

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Day in the Life: Kenya

Posted on November 20, 2018.

Global Dental Relief offers nine unique clinic experiences in five countries. With clinics in Kenya, Cambodia, Nepal, India and Guatemala, there is a life-changing experience waiting for you somewhere in the world.

Volunteers in Kenya have an anything but an ordinary experience. Recently two teams of GDR volunteers donated their time to help children. Clinics are held at the PCEA Kikuyu Dental Hospital, on the outskirts of Nairobi.

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Give the Gift of Healthier Smiles this Season!

Posted on November 8, 2018.

With the holiday season approaching, many people are thinking about that “perfect” gift for friends and family. After all shopping for loved ones isn’t a simple task — the gift has to be unique, special and thoughtful.

We have the perfect gift for your loved ones! This year, you can give the gift of a healthy smile to children in need!

With each purchase from the GDR Store,

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Experience Spring Break in a Whole New Way!

Posted on November 1, 2018.

Fall is in the air – pumpkin spice lattes, colorful leaves and crisp mornings abound. It’s a welcome relief from the hot summer days. Though it seems several months away, spring break is just around the corner. After the festive holidays, cold grey days can seem endless and one will likely be craving a sunny destination. Volunteering with Global Dental Relief this March is a great Spring Break alternative for anyone looking to give back and travel the world.

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A New Volunteer Experience: Hello from our Small Adventure Clinics in Nepal!

Posted on September 17, 2018.

With a motivation to provide treatment to children in more remote locations, Global Dental Relief is now offering a one-of-a-kind experience for return volunteers! This September, GDR launched their very first Small Adventure Clinic and it was a huge success.

Read below to hear it first from GDR Co-Director, Laurie Mathews.

Dear Friends of GDR –
Yesterday GDR volunteers finished our first Small Adventure Clinic situated in the foothills high above Kathmandu in Nepal.

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