Dental volunteering positions are ideal for professionals in dentistry, dental students, dental assistants or those interested in pursuing this profession.
Any dental volunteer opportunity may entail providing local residents with dental treatment, or educating the public on dental hygiene. While trained professionals will be able to treat patients in the field, those volunteering as an assistant will be placed under the guidance of a dentist . The responsibilities would be similar to their own country. However, at some placements a knowledge of the host country's language may be necessary, especially if a volunteer dentist is required.
A dental volunteer, depending on the level of education in this field, can expect to do a variety of tasks, such as organizing and inventorying supplies and working closely in communication with local dentists.
Through this communication, a dental volunteer can expect to adhere to local dental health practices, while respectfully sharing and performing methods of dentistry they are knowledgeable about.