reconditioned donated dental equipment and portable dental surgeries to
projects in many different countries. From hand instruments to dental chairs we
source and supply equipment so it can continue to benefit dentists and their
patients. Our DentaidBox means dental surgeries can be set up in some of the
most remote locations in the world.
teams of volunteer dental professionals from the UK to countries where there is
a real shortage of dental care. Our volunteers run clinics and outreach
programmes in refugee camps, remote villages, schools, prisons, orphanages and
community buildings. Every year many thousands of people are relieved of dental
pain thanks to their hard work.
education is at the heart of what we do. We run toothbrushing programmes and
oral health lessons in nurseries, schools and community buildings in the UK and
overseas. From sugar awareness to combating infant oral mutilation, Dentaid
works to educate in all fields of dental health to prevent people suffering the
trauma of toothache and ensuring there is safe oral care for everyone.
alongside in-country dentists to share expertise and promote best practice. We
provide training for dental students, opportunities for dental graduates and
ongoing support for dentists around the world. In the UK Dentaid offers
opportuities for Foundation Dentists to volunteer under supervision on our mobile
dental unit so they can develop their skills in a community outreach clinic.
Our UK work
recognises there are many people in the UK who find it difficult to access
dental treatment. Many homeless and vulnerable people are not registered
with a practice and don’t know what to do when dental problems arise. In
some parts of the country there are long waiting lists to register with an NHS
dentist. Dentaid’s mobile dental unit visits homeless shelters, day
centres and community buildings providing free emergency treatment for people