Global Dental Relief is expanding our presence in Antigua, Guatemala in 2016

In addition to continuing our established clinics in San Martín, we are adding three annual clinics in Ciudad Vieja, a town that neighbors the ancient colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Antigua, Guatemala.

Our new partners Niños de Guatemala and the Municipality of Ciudad Vieja are excited to bring first time dental care to children in this small working-class Ciudad Vieja, near Antigua, Guatemalatown. Along with Antigua, Ciudad Vieja is located in a valley surrounded by coffee plantations and beautiful mountains. Although it’s only fifteen minutes outside of touristy Antigua, Ciudad Vieja is a typical Guatemalan community: colorful chicken buses roar down the street, Mayan women with babies on their backs sell fruits and vegetables in the market, and kids play soccer on the cobblestone streets.

A woman sells flowers on the steps of a church in Antigua, Guatemala

By day our volunteers will treat children from local schools. By night they’ll explore the historical sites and enjoy the international cuisine that Antigua offers.Volunteer in Antigua, Guatemala with Global Dental Relief! This trip is a perfect blend of comfort and exposure to authentic Guatemala. After working in the clinic for six days, the team will spend two days relaxing at an ecolodge on the shore of the world-famous Lake Atitlán. What better way to celebrate a job well done than kayaking, hiking, or laying in a hammock with a drink in your hand?

We still need dentists, dental hygienists, and non-medical volunteers for our November 18-27, 2016 clinic. If you’ve thought about volunteering overseas, our ten day clinic in Antigua, Guatemala is a great place to start!

Learn more or register today! Contact us at (303) 858-8857 or volunteer@globaldentalrelief.org.

Featured Article: “Volunteering for smiles: Local dentist helps provide global care”

Posted on August 8, 2019. Earlier this year, long-time volunteer and Global Dental Relief supporter was featured in his local newspaper! Jim Gilman, DDS of Worland, WY, has been volunteering with GDR since 2010, and since then, he has volunteered on nine more clinics in three different countries. Read the... Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Meet the GDR Staff!

Posted on July 15, 2019. Since 2001, Global Dental Relief has transformed and expanded in many different ways! Much of GDR’s success can be attributed to its hardworking and dedicated staff. This blog is dedicated to the passionate people who work diligently to ensure GDR is able to provide free... Read more »

GDR Super Stars: Introducing new volunteer recognition program

Posted on June 19, 2019. GDR Superstar Mary Miller Our veteran volunteers are the glue that holds our clinics together. They set the clinic pace, mentor new volunteers and troubleshoot with our trip leaders. These super star volunteers help us serve more kids and restore more teeth - increasing our... Read more »

Volunteering Worlds Away

Posted on May 24, 2019. How do you end up closer to home when you’re volunteering thousands of miles away? We had just arrived at the hotel in Guatemala. I was gearing up to run a seven-chair dental clinic with 18 volunteers. I glanced over at the new volunteers just... Read more »

Eat Like a Local in Guatemala!

Posted on May 9, 2019. Check out the article, “Eating like a local in Guatemala!” to hear about one of the many reasons you should join Global Dental Relief in Guatemala this summer! You can find the full article by clicking here. Are you a dentist or hygienist? Have you... Read more »