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Original Clinic

Join us the way we have been doing it from the beginning! “Original clinic” lodging is in clean and comfortable guesthouses or two-or three-star hotels with typically good access to Wi-Fi and hot water. However, locations are subject to conditions where the water might not be as hot as you would like and a good rainstorm knocks out the Wi-Fi all day.

Locations: Guatemala (San Martin), Kenya, India (Ladakh), Nepal, Kentucky, Mexico (Coba)

Comfort Clinic

Are you someone who would prefer to travel with more comfortable accommodations? Join us on a “comfort clinic” staying in three- to five-star hotels with Wi-Fi, hot water, and a choice of restaurants for the evening.

Locations: Cambodia, Guatemala (Antigua), Mexico (Akumal)

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Small Adventure Clinic

Defined by a small team, these clinics are best suited for returning GDR volunteers or for those with international travel experience in developing countries. Clinic locations are accessible by car, and volunteers stay in basic and clean monastery guest houses. Food is plentiful but with limited choices; Wi-Fi and hot water are available but sporadic.

Locations: Nepal (Pokhara and Pharping)

Family Focused Clinic

While all of our dental mission trips are family-friendly, these clinics are designated as *Family Focused* to intentionally foster opportunities to volunteer as a family and with other families. We invite families with children 13+ to join us and experience the joy of giving back and traveling with a purpose! At times we are able to accept children younger than 13 years old with a prior conversation over the phone.

Locations vary by year - See project schedule

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Wolfgang Pfannenstiel

What Volunteers Say

After my first dental volunteer trip I was sure to do this continuously no matter what! This is helping kids in need effectively. This is having enjoyable conversations with new friends. This is creating unforgettable memories. So in my specific case the letters GDR stand for the German Dentist Returns :)”

- Wolfgang Pfannenstiel, Dentist, Germany

Darshani Khosla

What Partners Say

Global Dental Relief makes sure children are receiving continuous care and that clinics are run efficiently and with the highest ethical standards. They take care of every detail on your service trip — I plan to volunteer with them for years to come!

- Darshani Khosla, Dentist, Texas

Carol Lim

What Volunteers Say

Thank you Global Dental Relief! Nothing compares to the efforts and impact of your volunteer overseas programs, working hard to bring healthy smiles to children.

- Carol Lim, Vice President of Business Development, Cranberry U.S.A

TJ Gabriels

What Volunteers Say

I plan my whole year around these opportunities to volunteer abroad. I love travel with a purpose, being more than a tourist and making a small, positive mark in the world. This organization has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and has really helped broaden my world view.

- TJ Gabriels, Lawyer and General Volunteer, New York

Michael Pasoff

What Volunteers Say

As a dentist, I have treated and cared for many patients, however, nothing can compare to the sense of fulfilment when volunteering your time and skill to ease the pain and suffering of others. It never ceases to amaze me what can be accomplished when surrounded by dedicated, caring and talented volunteers, such as those I met in past international dental clinics with GDR.

- Michael Pasoff, Dentist, Montreal, Canada

Nour Shehadeh

What Volunteers Say

I am honored and grateful to help these amazing children, meet incredible people, explore their culture and change children's lives for the better. I look forward to many service trips with GDR in the future.

- Nour Shehadeh, Dental Hygienist, Illinois

Peggy Lamm

What Volunteers Say

If you want to literally change lives, this is a great way to do that. Our work with Global Dental Relief produced more real good than all the other cumulative good works I've helped with through the rest of my life.

- Peggy Lamm, CEO Colorado Mesa University Foundation and General Volunteer, Colorado