The Toothbrushing Song – Cambodian Style

Our time this fall in Cambodia came to a close after six hard working days in the dental clinic. As volunteers said heartfelt goodbyes to our local partners, they exited the clinic to an impromptu “concert” by children from the local school.

We love these children with lovely voices and their extra effort to add beautiful hand gestures and enhance their version of Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth (sung to Row, Row, Row Your Boat).

Our Cambodia volunteer team included six dentists and 14 non-dental volunteers who formed new friendships and shared knowledge and skills to make for a very effective clinic. The team reached 640 children, providing an amazing 937 restorations, 325 extractions. Each child also received a new brush and oral health instruction.

Many thanks to GDR’s newest partner in Cambodia, HUSK, who worked tirelessly bringing patients to the clinic and ensuring children needing second visits returned for follow up care. HUSK is providing critical follow up instruction in the schools until Global Dental volunteers return in the future.

MCM 141119 GDR Cambodia Clinic 1 48As we enter the holiday season, Global Dental Relief reflects on the beautiful smiles of the children of Cambodia. We are honored by the dedication and friendship of outstanding volunteers.

Where in the World Is GDR?

Posted on October 15, 2019. Each year, Global Dental Relief works with 400+ volunteers to bring free, comprehensive dental care to more than 25,000 children around the world. GDR has nine different clinic locations in five countries. Volunteer teams provide treatment to children who otherwise have no access to care,... Read more »

We Have an Adventure for YOU!

Posted on September 23, 2019. Each year, Global Dental Relief hosts 27 to 30 clinics in five different countries – Kenya, Cambodia, India, Nepal and Guatemala. In each clinic, GDR aims to provide an experience that is enjoyable for everyone, from the well-seasoned traveler to the first-time flyer, while focusing... Read more »

It’s Time to Party!

Posted on September 10, 2019. Each year, as the leaves start to turn, we come together to reflect and celebrate all that GDR has accomplished. We gather together as a GDR family, reflect on memories from each clinic, and celebrate the thousands of children worldwide who now live with healthier... Read more »

Delta Dental Employee Volunteers at Dental Clinic in Nepal

Posted on September 6, 2019. In March 2019, Jennifer Swaney – a Delta Dental of California employee – spent time volunteering at a dental clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Swaney worked alongside Global Dental Relief (GDR), a Colorado based non-profit, to bring free dental care to children in need. “I had... Read more »

Cranberry USA and GDR: Paving a New Path for Dental Students

Posted on August 20, 2019. If you’ve previously visited our blog, you may have read about our ongoing partnership with Cranberry USA, a generous Global Dental Relief (GDR) sponsor. Over the past three years, Cranberry USA has made it possible for students pursuing a career in the dental field to... Read more »