An incredible team of volunteers are based at Dentaid’s headquarters in Totton. This wonderful group of retired dentists, engineers and healthcare professionals do 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.
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.”
Sue Draper – Overseas Projects Liaison
“I previously worked in healthcare and when I retired I wanted to do something where I could still use my professional skills. I saw an article in the local parish magazine and came along to Dentaid eight years ago. I liaise with all the projects we receive requests from and it is good to help these projects on their way.
I also enjoy the social interaction.”