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HVO seeks dentists for new volunteer program in Rwanda

Washington—Health Volunteers Overseas seeks dentists to volunteer as educators in a new program to train dental therapists and establish guidelines for a sustainable oral health program in Rwanda.

Volunteers will serve for two or more weeks at the Kigali Health Institute in the capital city of Kigali. They will provide training to students, faculty and local dentists, focusing on preventive education, oral examinations, basic restorative dentistry, oral hygiene, periodontal treatment, and alleviation of oral infection and pain. The program is designed to raise the effectiveness of primary oral health care in modern city clinics as well as in underserved rural regions of the central African nation.

HVO's Oral Health Initiative is sponsored by the ADA and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. For details, log on to the HVO Web site.

For information about other international dental volunteer opportunities, visit or contact the ADA Division of Global Affairs at 1-312-440-2726 or