Dentaid was founded in 1996 and has worked in 75 countries including the UK. 70 percent of the world’s population doesn’t have access to dental care and billions of people are suffering toothache and dental infections. We support our dental partners working in poor and remote communities around the world.
We currently have volunteering opportunities in Uganda, Cambodia, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco and South Africa.
We also have a mobile dental unit that visits homeless shelters, day centres and soup kitchens providing free dental treatment for homeless and vulnerable people.
Dentaid works tirelessly to improve access to safe, sustainable dental care for those who are suffering due to insufficient access to treatment.
- To help people out of immediate dental pain
- To run oral health education programmes
- To provide preventative fluoride varnish treatments
- To share expertise with our dental partners and support them by sending teams of volunteers and dental equipment to enhance their work
We are seeking volunteers to join our overseas volunteering trips to Uganda and Cambodia in 2020. Dentaid has worked in these countries since 2010 and provides ongoing support for local dental professionals by sending equipment, funding outreach programmes, and supporting oral health education programmes. Volunteers spend 2 weeks working alongside our partner dentists enabling them to offer extra outreach clinics in schools, prisons, orphanages, refugee camps and remote communities where there is a lack of dental care. We send teams of 8-12 volunteers who, working alongside our dental partners, treat up to 150 people per day.
We need teams of dentists, dental nurses, therapists and hygienists. They will deliver the clinics, set up, sterilize equipment, triage, provide aftercare, deliver oral health and preventative programmes. In a typical 2-week trip there will be 10-12 clinics. Each trip has a Dentaid trip leader who is responsible for the itinerary, working with our partners and keeping everyone safe. The outreach clinics usually take place in community buildings, and sometimes outside. Clinics start about 8.30am and run until 4pm. Volunteers work within their clinical remits and are expected to work to the same clinical standards as they do at home. We use local hotels for accommodation and dedicated coaches or minibuses for transport to and from clinics.
- Flights – Volunteer
- Accommodation – Volunteer
- Food – Volunteer
- Transport-In-Country – Volunteer
- Visa – Volunteer
- Travel Insurance – Volunteer
- Medical Indemnity – Volunteer
Must be fully licenced in volunteer’s home country