International College of Dentists international volunteering projects help advance oral health worldwide.

We commend our Fellows in their humanitarian efforts and believe it equally important to share their stories, experiences and best practices with other Fellow dentists across the globe, so that knowledge can be transferred to others. International volunteering is the heart of the College – the information on this page has been curated to share important and useful resources on best practices for participating in and leading humanitarian missions around the world.

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International Volunteering Resources and Training

American Dental Association

(Course) Health Volunteers Overseas and International Volunteer Projects in Times of COVID Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how dentists and oral health professionals can volunteer to help improve global oral health outside the U.S. International volunteers have been presented with different travel regulations, infection control protocol and program management issues. This course will explain how an volunteer program in Nepal adjusted to the travel barriers and implemented virtual education from US volunteers to continue the program during the pandemic.

Section I USA

(Course – 1 CE Credit) International Dental Volunteer Projects – Over a Century of Experience
The program focuses on international volunteerism around the world, including how to facilitate volunteer projects and best practices when volunteering internationally.

(Resource – Interview) ICD USA Section LIVE 45 Interview with Dr. Ronald Fritz via Facebook Live
Dr. Fritz is an ICD Volunteer Seminar Speaker and the recipient of the 2018 ICD Distinguished Humanitarian Award. ICD USA Social Media Ambassador, Dr. Amrita R. Patel, and President-Elect, Dr. Rise’ L. Martin, discuss his continued desire to serve others and his mission trip experiences spanning more than fifty years.

(Resource – Document) Exploring Challenges and Developing Best Practices (PDF File)
Proceedings of the International Volunteer Project Workshop, compiled by ICD Section I USA, Henry Schein, Inc., and USA Fellow Dr. Francis Serio.

(Resource – Presentation) A Guide to International Volunteerism (see below)
A video presentation by ICD USA Fellow Dr. Richard Williamson.

Section II Canada

(Resource – Discussion) ICD Dental Mission Conversation Video
Advice and experience from Fellows produced by ICD Section II Fellows and the Canadian Dental Association.