Volunteering on an international dental mission trip gives dental professionals the opportunity to offer preventative and urgent dental care to adults and children in underserved and vulnerable communities around the world, providing treatment that patients desperately need while at the same time gaining self-fulfillment and making a difference.
International Medical Relief (IMR), a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded by Shauna King in 2002, works with Ministries of Health in more than 80 countries to provide dental relief to communities that lack basic dental care.
Trips from 4-14 days give dental professionals, students, and volunteers without dental experience the opportunity to work directly with patients to provide dental care and oral health education, making a positive impact on their health and their lives.
IMR schedules volunteer teams to travel on more than 150 trips per year to communities in Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and Eastern Europe. In times of emergency such as responding to natural disasters or humanitarian crises, dental volunteers also support IMR’s disaster relief teams to provide care that’s critical to patients’ well-being.
“It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life. It humbles you and opens your eyes to the need around the world.” – Nathan Pound DDS
To learn more about dental mission trips with IMR, call (970) 635-0110 or visit imrus.org.