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 March 19, 2018.
HOSA is a nationally recognized organization on a mission to equip and empower the next generation of healthcare workers. By providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development, HOSA enhances the delivery of compassionate, quality professionals to the healthcare field.
For the past 5 years, Global Dental Relief has joined forces with HOSA to offer their young members an unforgettable experience volunteering overseas. Through a unique scholarship program,... Read more »
Posted on March 5, 2018.
Do you dream of traveling internationally to help children around the world live happier, healthier lives? You can make this dream a reality by volunteering with Global Dental Relief! The following fundraising tips are ways to help fund your dream of volunteering abroad.
Write a Fundraising Letter
A letter writing campaign is one of the simplest and most effective fundraising methods.
Posted on February 19, 2018.
In the fall of 2017, The Rotary Club of Southeast Denver partnered with Global Dental Relief to help sponsor two clinics in Kathmandu, Nepal. Through multi-club efforts, Rotarians contributed a generous donation of $19,500 to Global Dental Relief’s clinics in Nepal.
Local Denver Rotarians – Jan Lovelady and Aloah Kincaid – were able to attend the clinics in Kathmandu last fall. With open minds and willing spirits,... Read more »
Posted on February 5, 2018.
Global Dental Relief (GDR) partners with Cranberry USA, a dental supply company, to offer volunteer scholarship opportunities to pre-dental and pre-dental hygiene students. In 2017, Cranberry USA awarded five $1,000 scholarships to students who are passionate about bringing dental care to kids overseas.
Scholarship recipients attended clinics in Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, and Cambodia. The awarded scholars were able to join Global Dental Relief as general volunteers and gain hands-on experience from seasoned dental professionals during their time abroad.... Read more »
Posted on January 22, 2018
Global Dental Relief (GDR) is on a mission to provide dental care for those who need it most –children. Childhood is a time to learn, grow, and develop habits that will shape adult life; children who have access to quality dental care develop positive oral health habits that carry over into adulthood.
GDR focuses on dental care for children because:
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