Global Dental Relief

#1 von carlos , 13.04.2011 20:52

Our Mission -- Dental Care for Children
Global Dental Relief brings free dental care to impoverished children of Nepal, northern India, Vietnam and Guatemala in partnership with local organizations.

Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-medical volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages.

Travel and logistics for volunteers are coordinated by Global Dental Expeditions, dedicated to humanitarian journeys to serve children in need.

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RE: Global Dental Relief

#2 von carlos , 13.04.2011 20:52

JOB DESCRIPTION -- VOLUNTEER DENTIST

... handles charting, tray management and instrument sterilization. Work days run for 8 to 9 hours.

Field clinics are held at schools and orphanages adopted for long term care by Global Dental Relief. In these clinics, children are fully charted and care is provided to restore primarily permanent teeth. Long term follow-up care is provided on a 1-3 year basis. In remote locations, clinics usually include one day of care to provide relief for adults in pain.

In field situations, equipment and care is necessarily basic. Volunteer Dentists work with portable field units, which allow for restorative care, extractions and management of infections. Portable lights are available, and work is performed using lawn chairs or beds for patients.

Oral hygiene education is emphasized. Each students receives a toothbrush and brushing instruction. This is followed by classroom instruction and teacher supervision of oral hygiene.

Work is demanding due to the nature of the equipment, field working conditions, and the long lines of patients in need of care. Work is also immensely rewarding as patients receive first time dental care that is otherwise physically and financially beyond reach.

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RE: Global Dental Relief

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#4 von carlos , 13.04.2011 20:53

NEPAL - Clinics are held at our host school, located minutes from the Boudha stupa, a World Heritage site. The clinic is located in a large second floor classroom and serves children from charity schools, orphanages, and remote mountain areas. An optional trek on the Everest trail follows the clinic.

Ladakh, INDIA - Set at 11,000 feet in the Himalayas, Ladakh offers an adventure setting for dental clinics amidst spectacular backdrops. Clinics serve children from a mix of Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim cultures. An optional visit to the Taj Mahal follows each clinic.

Central VIETNAM - Volunteers work alongside their Vietnamese counterparts in field clinics set up in village schools in the central part of Vietnam. Volunteers base in the beautiful seaside town of Hoi An. An optional tour of this stunning country follows each clinic.



GUATEMALA - Volunteers work alongside Guatemalan staff from our partner organization, BPD, in clinics set in the picturesque Mayan highlands. Clinics provide first time dental care to indigenous populations of children in village schools. A two-day visit to historic Antigua follows the clinic.


More Detail...

http://www.globaldentalrelief.org/where.html

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