Dentaid’s workshop at our Totton headquarters is a hive of activity. Our team of dedicated volunteers refurbish, recondition and test donated dental equipment that we send to dentists around the world.
Our portable dental chairs are made from scratch using traditional engineering skills. The metal frames are welded together before being fitted with a wooden base and hand stitched seat. Each chair is a real team effort. They are fully adjustable, so dentists can use them comfortably, and lightweight so they can be easily transported to the areas they are needed most. Around the world, dentists use our specially made chairs to treat thousands of patients every year.
Donations come into Dentaid’s workshop every week. Our volunteers sort them and match available equipment with requests from our projects. Then it’s a case of getting everything working, testing it and shipping it to projects where it will make a huge difference.
Sometimes we send entire dental surgeries including three reconditioned surgeries we sent to our dental partners in Moldova and 16 dental chairs we provided for a new dental training school in Malawi.
If you are interested in volunteering in our workshop please get in touch.