Dental Missions Abroad

 

      Dentistas Misioneros de Puerto Rico         Dentistas Misioneros de Puerto Rico 

Los dentistas que pertenecemos a DMDPR llevamos muchos años brindando servicios dentales gratuitos en Puerto Rico, Caribe, Centro y Suramerica.

Founder and CEO Dr. Liliam Ortiz, HDA Member

For more information visit them on Facebook at Dentistas Misioneros de Puerto Rico

 

 Global Dental Relief– Through charity dental work, brings free dental care to impoverished children of Nepal, northern India, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Kenya. http://globaldentalrelief.org

Helps International- Integrates its programs into the areas of healthcare, education, economic development, and home transformation. HELPS works together with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private enterprise, and cooperates with local and national governments to promote sustainability of its programs.  http://www.helpsintl.org/programs/medical.php

 

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is recruiting dentists and oral surgeons to assist the faculty at UNICA (Universidad Catolica) in Managua, Nicaragua with the development of specialty training programs.  Both clinical and didactic training are needed in the following areas: endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics and prosthodontics.  Those with academic appointment as well as those in private practice are sought. Residents accompanied by a qualified attending oral surgeon are welcome.

Additionally, HVO has an opportunity for oral surgeons at the Craniofacial Center of Hospital Regional Docente Las Mercedes in Chiclayo, Peru. Volunteers will provide clinical and didactic instruction to dental students, clinicians and faculty, as well as provide teaching and ongoing mentorship to the faculty and staff.  In addition to increasing the knowledge and skills of local providers, volunteers will assist in the development of a residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Oral surgeons with clinical experience in cleft craniofacial, implants, trauma or benign pathology are sought for this project. 

HVO is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries. By emphasizing teaching and training rather than direct patient care, HVO aims to create a group of trained local health care providers who can teach others in their communities. In addition to projects in Nicaragua and Peru, HVO seeks oral health volunteers for 1-2 week assignments in Cambodia, Haiti, Laos, Nepal, and Tanzania.

HVO’s Oral Health Initiative programs are sponsored by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF). To learn more about this opportunity, contact [email protected] or call (202-29-0928).  You can also learn more about volunteering on their website – www.hvousa.org.

 

American Dental Association Division of Global Affairs International Volunteer Website

The American Dental Association Division of Global Affairs is proud to announce the completion and launch of the International Volunteer Webpage.  http://internationalvolunteer.ada.org The webpage includes information about volunteering as well as a directory of over 100 organizations that offer volunteer opportunities to dentists.

The goals of this website are to promote volunteerism, to share information about international volunteering with ADA members and the public, to connect potential dental volunteers with appropriate organizations, and to ultimately increase the oral health services available to populations in need by increasing the number of trained oral health workers.

 

Hispanic Dental Association Opportunities

Interested in joining together with other HDA members to serve on an international trip? Please contact – [email protected].