Volunteer resources

Guidance and planning tools to help you optimize your volunteer experience.
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ADA international volunteer guide

Your ultimate resource for international dental volunteering [PDF].

Types of volunteer projects

Whether volunteering in the U.S. or overseas, there are many options to fit your focus. The majority of people served are in desperate need of care, and volunteer clinicians can decide whether delivery of care or education and training is right for them.


Screen, treat and perform necessary and appropriate procedures for people in need. 
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Build capable communities by sharing your expertise through education and training.
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Preparing for a successful project

Once your itinerary is confirmed, investigate location specific safety guidelines and plan ahead for your time away from home.


How to assemble a team to optimize your volunteering goals.
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Find the perfect site and organization to bring your volunteer project to fruition.
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Learn how to gather the right information about your project site so you can hit the ground run
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Schedule appropriate immunizations and infection-control training before your trip.
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Prepare your practice for time away and learn how to optimize your experience for growth.
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Get smart packing and shipping resources to ensure a successful trip.
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