Our Volunteering Team

An incredible team of volunteers is based at Dentaid’s headquarters in Totton.  This wonderful group of retired dentists, engineers and healthcare professionals does an amazing job checking, restoring and renovating donated equipment so it can be sent to projects around the world. Donated handpieces and instruments are serviced, sterilized and packed so they can be sent to overseas dentists who are in desperate need of equipment. Our volunteers also restore larger items including autoclaves and dental chairs in addition to building portable dental chairs and  supporting our UK projects.

Enquire about becoming a workshop volunteer
Dave Hibbert – Workshop Volunteer

“Every day is different and every day there is a new challenge. Dentaid does such great work in so many countries and it’s lovely to see photographs of things you have worked on being put to good use in the developing world. There is a great team at Dentaid and it’s a joy to come here.” 

Clive Power – Volunteer Engineer

“I was a dentist and was approached by one of the founders of Dentaid about supporting the engineering side of the charity’s work. This took me to Uganda where we installed and serviced a surgery. Since then I have been involved with the metalwork for the chairs and I weld the frames together. It is very tangible working on the chairs and seeing them shipped overseas.”

Sally Hiscox – Dentaid volunteer

“When I was a dental nurse I was always aware of Dentaid’s work and when I retired I looked for a way to get involved.  I help on the mobile dental units, looking after the inventories and stock, completing the checks and making sure both vehicles match and are ready to be used for clinics.  It’s great to use my knowledge to help in this way and to see the benefit it brings.”  

Our wonderful Dentaid volunteers