Dentaid Overseas

Dentaid is a busy and exciting charity that has worked in more than 70 countries  since it was founded in 1996. We are committed to supporting the work of in-country dentists and healthcare professionals by providing equipment, funding outreach programmes and sending teams of volunteers to work alongside them.

We are passionate about empowering dental professionals and making a difference to people’s lives. Around the world there are 3.9 billion people with dental decay which can affect their general health and wellbeing. Many don’t have access to safe, sustainable dental care and Dentaid works tirelessly to change this.  Our volunteering teams provide free, pain relieving dental care for thousands of people every year.  Dentaid also provides training, peer support and resources for our dental partners. Equally important are our oral health education projects which are delivered around the world

The DentaidBox

The DentaidBox is an entire dental surgery that fits into a wheeliebin!

These portable surgeries are sent to our dental partners working in remote communities so they can provide life-changing dental care for their patients. The box includes a portable folding Dentaid chair, dental instruments, medical supplies, a pressure cooker for sterlization, consumables, oral health education resources and everthing our dental partners need to run clinics without the need for running water or electricity.  Learn More

Dental volunteering overseas

Dentaid’s overseas volunteering teams work with our dental partners to run outreach clinics in schools, churches, remote communities, prisons, orphanages and refugee camps.

Dentists, dental nurses, therapists and hygienists can sign up for one or two week trips that provide pain relieving dental treatment and oral health education programmes for thousands of patients. Our current overseas volunteering opportunities are in Kenya, Morocco, Uganda, Cambodia, Malawi and South Africa. Volunteering with Dentaid

Equipment Donations

Dentaid volunteers recondition donated dental equipment that we send to dental projects around the world.

Sometimes this is full surgeries such as the 16 refurbished dental chairs we sent to new dental training school in Lilongwe, Malawi.  On other occasions we receive requests for dental instruments, autoclaves, portable dental chairs and oral health education materials. In 2018, 35 donations of dental supplies were sent to our overseas partners and they are being used to provide life changing dental care in poor and remote communities.   Learn More

Supporting projects

Dentaid is pleased to receive requests from NGOs, individuals, overseas dental organisations and partner charities that work to improve access to dental care and oral health education.

Any organisation seeking our support must complete our project assessment form providing as many details about their requirements as possible.  Please note that unless you have funds available, Dentaid will need to fundraise to support your project. In the last year Dentaid has supported projects in countries including Malawi, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Ethiopia, Uganda and Cambodia. LEARN MORE Read about the projects we have helped