Dentaid sends 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 on the planet.
Dentaid sends 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.
Oral health 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 fights to stop people suffering the trauma of toothache and provide safe oral care for all.
Dentaid works 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.
Dentaid in the UK
Dentaid also has a range of exciting UK projects. We visit schools and groups to promote oral health and provide dental treatment for vulnerable people on board our mobile dental unit. Many people in the UK find it difficult to access NHS dental services for a variety of reasons and Dentaid is here to help.