Dental Missions Abroad

Global Dental ReliefThrough charity dental work, brings free dental care to impoverished children of Nepal, northern India, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Kenya.

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.


Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is recruiting dentists and oral surgeons to fulfill two week volunteer assignments at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras in El Valle de Sula (UNAH-VS). Volunteers will assist the dental school faculty with clinical and didactic instruction by providing training to the dental students on new clinical techniques, infection control issues and the basic science behind evidence-based dentistry. Continuing education lectures and demonstrations are also requested for the local dentists and faculty at UNAH-VS.

HVO is a private nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality and availability of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health care providers. 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.

HVO’s Oral Health Initiative programs are sponsored by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the American Dental Association (ADA). To learn more about this opportunity, contact:

Barbara Edwards, Project Associate, Health Volunteers Overseas
“Improving Global Health Through Education”
Phone: 202-296-0928; Fax: 202-296-8018


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. 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.