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Find opportunities on new International Volunteer Web site

The ADA's new International Volunteer Web site on ADA.org is a go-to resource for dental professionals to learn more about what it's like to volunteer outside the U.S., to share their volunteer experiences and photos with others, or to connect with more than 100 organizations that offer volunteer opportunities in dentistry.

Launched by the ADA Division of Global Affairs, http://internationalvolunteer.ada.org offers comprehensive information for both seasoned volunteers and those new to international volunteerism

"The information on this Web site represents a significant effort to answer our members' needs for information and to respond to our commitment to improving oral health," said Dr. John S. Findley, ADA president. "There are no borders from a health perspective. Our commitment to improving access to care is both global and essential and we are delighted to showcase what has been assembled here by the ADA Division of Global Affairs."

Visitors can find current information about volunteering their time and skills in locations around the globe, including how to select an organization and location, what to expect from a volunteer trip, types of projects, packing lists and travel resources, and how to prepare the dental office for a volunteer's time away.

The site allows users to browse the listings of more than 100 organizations by country served, program type and religious affiliation, or search by organization to find a program that suits their needs. Volunteers can share their experiences and photos with others in the "Volunteer Stories" section and the site also offers links to a variety of resources, including U.S. passport agencies, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more.

For more information, contact the ADA Division of Global Affairs at 1-312-440-2726 or international@ada.org.