Global Dental Relief’s projects are suitable for all types of travelers – individuals, friends, families, students or colleagues. GDR strives to accommodate dynamic groups and travelers, creating a fulfilling and memorable adventure for everyone!
Global Dental Relief hosts several different groups on projects around the world annually! From dental offices and student groups to corporations and dental chapters — we have an experience for everyone.
We can accommodate group sizes up to 10 volunteers, depending on volunteer type and clinic location. If your group is larger than 10, no worries! Our clinics often run back-to-back and we can easily split your team into two smaller groups.
Keep in mind that GDR projects fill roughly eight months in advance, so early notice a must! It is critical that you call the office at 303-858-8857 prior to booking group travel with GDR.
For families with any youth under the age of 14, we would love to have you on select clinics with a prior conversation over the phone. All volunteers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult volunteer.
Volunteering with loved ones provides a rich and unique experience for all. Create memories that will last a lifetime while sharing the joy that comes from helping children live healthier, happier lives!
If traveling with children, the minimum age accepted on our projects is 14. Children joining a GDR project are expected to fill a general volunteer role. General volunteers hold a variety of roles throughout the clinic. You can find more information on our general volunteer duties here. It is important to keep in mind that clinic conditions can be taxing (long days, no AC, etc.), especially for younger volunteers.
Spouses or partners traveling together often enjoy the shared experience of volunteering together!
Volunteering as a student
Global Dental Relief’s field dental clinics offer a unique and unparalleled experience for those pursuing a career in the dental field! Students work alongside licensed dentists and hygienists, gaining firsthand experience and connecting with their future career in a brand-new light.
All students join GDR projects as general volunteers. You can find more information about general volunteer duties here.
Global Dental Relief follows all guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association® (ADA). Any volunteer performing dental procedures inside our field dental clinics must be fully licensed at the time of the project. Fourth- and fifth-year dental students are not allowed to practice dentistry on GDR projects.
We also have several scholarship opportunities available for students! To find out more information on our scholarship programs, click here.