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Call for Dentists, Bridge2Aid Australia



Over 70% of the world has no access to any form of safe treatment for oral diseases and infections. People are abandoned to agony for months and years. They face life-threatening infections and pain that is so severe that they cannot work, go to school or feed their families. Our unique solution is providing intensive practical training to existing health workers in emergency dental skills to treat and educate. Our training is delivered by expert volunteer teams. Initially we have developed our programme in rural Tanzania, and our long term plan is to roll this training out to any country where there is a need.

Bridge2Aid Australia believes that everybody has the right to safe emergency dental care.

There is also the option for dentists to volunteer with us as a locum at our clinic in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Volunteering to train health workers in emergency dental care is an opportunity to change the lives of thousands of people who currently suffer from debilitating dental pain with no hope of treatment.

Volunteering with Bridge2Aid Australia is an experience like no other. Many volunteers return home feeling that they’ve taken far more from the experience than they have given. We believe this is the reason we have such a high returner rate. Once you’ve seen first-hand the work you’re helping to make happen you’ll be astounded.

Skills and experience

Currently we send out around 12 teams per year. Each team has spaces for up to 7 dentists and 4 nurses/assistants/hygienists or therapists who are willing to work in remote rural clinics developing the skills of health worker and delivering emergency dental services to the community. Generally, 6 health workers are trained during each programme, and we treat upwards of 500 patients as part of the training. Volunteers taking part can expect to be away for approximately 12-14 days.

We are continually interviewing for upcoming programmes. Dentists applying must have a minimum of of 1 year’s post-graduate experience.

You can read more about the experiences of our volunteer dental professionals by clicking here and should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

  • Posted 6 December 2016
  • Tanzania
  • Public