Dental Volunteer Programme
The Bridge2Aid Dental Volunteer Programme (DVP) was developed to allow qualified dental professionals to pass on their skills to local health care personnel in Tanzania. The programme began in 2004 in partnership with the Tanzanian Government.
We are beginning to work in and with other nations, but this can be a long process to prepare the relationships with government, NGOs and also to work out logistical considerations. Initial programmes in new countries will consist of experienced volunteers from our DVP trips. Please consider taking part in a DVP in Tanzania while we work on the expansion. There are currently 2 bases in Mwanza that we are working from and one in Dodoma.
Please contact the Visits team at email@example.com for more information on the current programmes that we are looking to fill.
Each 13-day trip has spaces for up to 12 dentists and 8 nurses (or hygienists willing to act as hygienists/nurses) who are willing to work in remote rural clinics developing the skills of Clinical Officers and delivering basic dental services to the community.
We are grateful to the Sunnymead Trust for the use of their manual during the DVP.
We are continually interviewing for upcoming trips. You must have a minimum of 1 year’s post-graduate experience for dentist applicants. To apply for your place, read on to the bottom of this page or
Questions about DVP?
For a personal account, you can read dentist Liz Stringer's experience of a 2008 DVP by clicking here.
Who will oversee my trip? Who is my contact at Bridge2Aid?
Administration of DVPs is carried out in the UK by our Visits Team. If you have any questions not answered in our FAQ section, or to request an APPLICATION PACK, please email the visits team or call them on 07748 643006.
The itinerary is as follows (subject to change):
|Monday||Heathrow & Overnight BA flight|
|Tuesday||Arrival & Welcome|
|Wednesday||Orientation & Preparations|
|Thursday -Saturday||Training days|
|Monday - Wednesday||Training days|
|Thursday||Time off and debrief|
|Friday||BA Flight to Heathrow (Arrive Saturday)/ Optional Safari|
Please see our calendar of events for all available dates.