Dentaid Overseas

The dental charity in the UK and overseas

Dentaid overseas 

Dentaid has worked in more than 70 countries since the charity was formed in 1996. 

We are committed to supporting the work of local dentists by providing equipment, funding outreach programmes and sending teams of volunteer UK dental professionals to work alongside them.

Dentaid is passionate about empowering dental professionals working in some of the poorest and most remote communities in the world. 

Around the world there are 3.9 billion people living with dental decay which can affect their health and wellbeing.  

The DentaidBox

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

These portable surgeries are sent to our dental partners around the world so they can provide life-changing dental care for their patients in the most remote locations.  

The box includes a portable, folding Dentaid chair, dental instruments, a pressure cooker for sterilization, consumables, oral health education resources and everything our dental partners need to provide basic dental care without access to running water or electricity.

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Dental volunteering 

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

Dentists, dental nurses, hygienists and therapists can spend one or two weeks volunteering in Cambodia, Morocco, Malawi or Uganda. You’ll provide pain relieving dental treatments and oral health programmes for thousands of people and it’s a great opportunity to use your skills in a different environment where they’ll make a real difference.  


Equipment donations

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

Sometimes this is full surgeries – we have recently provided 16 dental chairs for a new dental training school in Malawi and have sent 3 new surgeries to replace outdated equipment in Moldova.

On other occassions we receive requests for dental instruments, autoclaves, portable dental chairs and oral health education materials. 

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Supporting projects 

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

Any organisation seeking our support must complete our project assessment form providing as many details about their requirements as possible.  Dentaid has recently supported projects in countries including Malawi, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Ethiopia, Brazil and Cambodia.

Read about the projects we’ve helped Complete our project assessment form