Morocco

At a glance

• Trip dates: 20th – 28th April (ONLY PLACES FOR DENTAL NURSES REMAINING)   and 12th – 20th October 2019  FULL

• The cost of this trip is £1200

•  The duration of this trip is 1 week

•  Teams of 12 volunteers including dentists, dental nurses, hygienists and therapists.  Please note we only have places for dental nurses remaining in April 2019.

•  Based in Chefchaouen  (April 2019) and Ouazzane (October 2019) in northwest Morocco

•  No time difference between Morocco and GMT

•  Currency is Dirham

•  Basic pain relief dentistry, fissure sealant treatments, fluoride varnish programmes and oral health education

•  All volunteers should attend a familiarization and training day ahead of their trip. The cost of this event is £20 which includes lunch and 3 hours’ CPD. Training days are not included in the price of your trip.

Our teams will go to Chefchaouen (April) and Ouazzane (October) in northwest Morocco and work in local schools to provide emergency pain relieving dental treatments for children and their families. There will also be a big emphasis on oral health education with the opportunity to provide fluoride varnish treatments. The team leader is a dentist who has led several trips to Morocco and knows the country well.

The cost of the trip will be £1200 which includes your flight, accommodation, food, transport in-country and a contribution towards dental supplies as we will be providing free care for thousands of children. The only extras you will need to cover are your travel insurance, any vaccinations that are necessary and your sightseeing activities if you choose them. We encourage you to fundraise to pay for your trip. Terms and Conditions FAQ

The team will visit a different secondary school each day and also see children from local primary schools. Clinics are held in school halls and classrooms often using classroom furniture.  Sadly, some children will need painful teeth to be extracted. For many families in Morocco toothbrushes and toothpaste are seen as luxury items and some of the children you see will never have owned them. Our volunteers distribute thousands of toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste while they are in Morocco and work with teachers and parents to promote oral health. In 2018 a team of 11 Dentaid volunteers screened more than 2000 children, carried out 579 fluoride varnish treatments, did 922 extractions and pain relieving treatments and gave oral health instruction to 719 patients – all in 5 days! On your days off you will be able to go sightseeing and visit Morocco’s famous markets.

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Our trip dates

 This is an extremely popular volunteering trip and we recommend you apply as soon as possible.  This trip costs £1200.  Once your application has been accepted you will be invoiced for a £300 non-refundable deposit.  When we have received your deposit your place on the Morocco volunteering trip is confirmed.

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2019



  • 20th-28th April 2019 (ONLY PLACES FOR DENTAL NURSES REMAINING)
  • 12th-20th October 2019 FULL

2020



  • To express interest for 2020 please email info@dentaid.org

Team leader video