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Wanted: Dental volunteers in Jamaica

Negril, Jamaica—Great Shapes Inc. is recruiting dental professionals to join them for the fifth annual 1000 Smiles, a program that provides free dental care and education in rural schools and health clinics in Jamaica.

Each year, more than 100 dental volunteers assist in 1000 Smiles, which serves more than 12,000 Jamaicans in temporary clinics and schools and provides more than $1.5 million in dental services and education.

For many of these patients, it's the first time they've ever visited a dental professional.

All Great Shape volunteers work alongside the Jamaican Ministry of Health and are provided housing by Sandals Resort International.

Volunteer dates are Sept. 26-Oct. 13 in Ocho Rios; Oct. 17-Nov. 3 in Montego Bay; and Nov. 7-24 in Negril. Volunteers have the option of working one or two weeks during these times.

For more information, visit or call 1-510-893-1751. 

To learn more about international volunteer opportunities, contact the ADA Center for International Development and Affairs by phone at 1-312-440-2726 or by e-mail at