Progress Report #18
March 2018

Volunteers Serving Children in Need Around the Globe

Dental Care for Kids
Since 2001

Children Served:
146,365

Donated Care:
$30.7 million

Volunteers:
2,358

Seventeen years ago we started this adventure in service–and today Global Dental Relief volunteers remain hard at work delivering critical dental care to children. In 2017, 20,904 children visited GDR clinics in five countries, receiving $4.3 million in donated care.
Our patients are the highlight of this work. We love their shy smiles, excited chattering, and trusting eyes as they reach for the hand of a volunteer. We dedicate this annual report to the children we serve and their beautiful smiles.

Each child we treat receives an average of $210 in direct dental care (US equivalent)

Global Dental Relief Past Year Highlights

  • GDR teams served children in 24 clinics in five countries: Nepal, India, Cambodia, Kenya, and Guatemala
  • Teams delivered care to 20,904 school children, including exams, restorations, extractions, sealants, and fluoride treatments
  • Each child received a new toothbrush and lots of instruction on oral health
  • 312 intrepid volunteers donated their talents to care for children–98 dentists, 42 hygienists, 9 dental assistants, and 163 general volunteers
  • GDR’s work is made possible through the generosity of committed individual donors and a broad community of clinic sponsors listed below. THANK YOU!

Thanks to our Dedicated Sponsors

Platinum—Global Sponsors

  • Arhaus
  • Lisa Sasevich
  • SmileTree
  • Tom Ehrenkranz Estate

Gold-Country Sponsors

  • Art Studio Company
  • Rotary Club of Denver Southeast
  • Rotary Club of Denver 31

Silver—Clinic Sponsors

  • BP Dental
  • Cranberry
  • Louis Davis
  • Caroline Hagadorn
  • LARRK Foundation
  • Andrea Swenson

Bronze—School Sponsors

  • Aseptico, Inc.
  • Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck
  • CTC Associates
  • ElevateActual
  • Leonard Goldman, DDS
  • Global Grins
  • Howard Landis
  • Lewan Technology
  • Macguire-Stossel Family
  • Rotary Club of Lansing, MI
  • Barbara Wilson
  • Yvonne Truong, DDS

Join a GDR Team in Service

This year 24 GDR teams delivered care to children in each of five country locations. Every trip is joined by 5 dentists, 2 hygienists, and up to 10 general volunteers. In 2018, returning volunteers can also join GDR’s Small Adventure Clinics, serving children in remote locations.

Help us care for children this year. Learn more about 2018/2019 trip schedules and pricing at globaldentalrelief.org.

Call or email us and we will match you with your adventure in service.

Model of Care

Global Dental Relief volunteers serve children in schools, treating them class by class.
Every child receives a dental exam (often the first of their lives), all needed restorations, extractions, and cleanings—and a fluoride treatment.
Each child receives a new toothbrush, brushing instruction, and oral health education.

Volunteers visit each school every two years to provide long-term dental care and education.

Keep in Touch

www.globaldentalrelief.org
info@globaldentalrelief.org
303.858.8857

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Global Dental Relief is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible charitable organization.

Board of Directors

Leslie Swid, Chair | Jackie Norris, Vice-Chair | Peter Vanicek, DDS, Secretary | Linda Oberg, Treasurer
Lise Aangeenbrug | Kelley Barnard, DMD | Douglas Berkey, DMD | David Berman, MD | Caroline Hagadorn Geoff Hoffman, DDS | Nina Sharma

Board Emeritus

Fred Cannataro | Stu Fishman | Andrew Holecek, DDS (Co-Founder) | Mark Mathews | Melanie Melcher


Download PDF of Progress Report March 2018

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 »