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:
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.
Posted on September 11, 2018.
The leaves are changing and the nights are crisp – it’s hard to believe September is already here and fall is just around the corner!
September is always an eventful month for GDR, it is when our community comes together to celebrate healthy smiles around the world! Each year, GDR hosts an evening event and silent auction to raise support and awareness for our clinics overseas.... Read more »
Posted on August 31, 2018.
Global Dental Relief welcomes and works with volunteers from a wide range of careers and backgrounds. Beyond the dental field – lawyers, teachers, students and many other professionals join GDR teams across the globe, sharing the common purpose to improve the health of children.
Regardless of professional and educational background, studies show that volunteering with your family leads to a richer experience. Sharing the joy that comes from helping children live happier,... Read more »
Posted on August 20, 2018.
Are you a return volunteer looking for a unique experience where you can serve others, but want more than just a week in a standard GDR clinic? We have the solution for you!
Starting this fall, Global Dental Relief is offering a very special volunteer experience – Small Adventure Clinics. A small group of intrepid volunteers is headed to Nepal this fall to take part in our first small adventure clinic.... Read more »
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 GDR clinics.
This year, three Cranberry scholarship recipients will volunteer in Guatemala, Nepal and India. Inside the GDR clinic,... Read more »
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 clinic performs at optimum efficiency.
We start by gathering items from our storage room and moving them to the room that will be used for the clinic.... Read more »