Dentaid sends reconditioned donated dental equipment and portable dental surgeries to projects in many different countries. From hand instruments to dental chairs we source and supply equipment so it can continue to benefit dentists and their patients. Our DentaidBox means dental surgeries can be set up in some of the most remote locations on the planet.
Dentaid sends teams of volunteer dental professionals from the UK to countries where there is a real shortage of dental care. Our volunteers run clinics and outreach programmes in refugee camps, remote villages, schools, prisons, orphanages and community buildings. Every year many thousands of people are relieved of dental pain thanks to their hard work.
Oral health education is at the heart of what we do. We run toothbrushing programmes and oral health lessons in nurseries, schools and community buildings in the UK and overseas. From sugar awareness to combating infant oral mutilation, Dentaid fights to stop people suffering the trauma of toothache and provide safe oral care for all.
Dentaid works alongside local to share expertise and promote best practice. The charity provides training for students, opportunities for dental graduates along with ongoing support for dentists around the world.
In many countries there are simply not enough dentists to help those in need. With only one qualified dentist per million people in many parts of Africa it’s not surprising that people are living in constant pain. That’s where Dentaid can help. Over the last 20 years we have worked in 70 countries worldwide to help end dental pain.