Smiles for the Pacific

Smiles for the Pacific provides a voluntary dental service for Pacific patients who do not have access to quality dental treatments. They work with the Fijian Ministry of Health to provide a dental surgery in Lautoka, Fiji where they offer New Zealand dentists the opportunity to volunteer their time and to share their knowledge with local dental professionals. Spend a few days volunteering and stay on to enjoy some R&R in the tropical islands.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Jonathan Cole. Phone 021 837 273 or email: smilespacific@hotmail.co.nz or visit their website: www.smilespacific.co.nz

Have some second hand dental equipment, still in good condition that you would like to donate?
Please contact us through the Auckland Dental Association: email admin@ada.co.nz or Dr Jonathan Cole: email jcole@xtra.co.nz  or phone +64 9 527 6322
 

Marine Reach - Ship Outreaches - Pacific Islands

Dentists, Dental Assistants and Hygienists needed

Come for an adventure with us on board our new ship M/V Pacific Hope.  We go to the remote islands in the Pacific where there is a desperate need for medical care. You fly into Port Vila, Vanuatu, then join the ship to sail to one of the islands.  For further information, please contact medical@marinereach.com or visit our website www.marinereach.com
 

Volunteer opportunities for Dental Professionals with YWAM MSA

YWAM Medical Ships - Australia (YWAM MSA) operates in Papua New Guinea (PNG), actively developing communities by addressing the health care and training needs in PNG alongside the priorities and vision of the PNG National Health Plan, PNG National Department of Education, and DFAT's commitment to the UN's Millennium Development Goals. YWAM MSA is implementing programs with its new training and medical ship, the MV YWAM PNG and land-based teams in rural PNG communities in association with key stakeholders and partners.

The dental needs in Papua New Guinea are extreme. One dentist serves 100,000 individuals. This means communities in remote areas will live and die without having ever seen a dentist. Traditionally even the trained dentists who practice, work without an assistant, slowing the limited services they can provide. This has huge implications.

YWAM MSA has opportunities available for a variety of health professionals, including dentists, dental therapist, hygienists, and dental assistants to volunteer on board the MV YWAM PNG. 

For more information on volunteering, please see visit www.ywamships.org.au or contact us at info@ywamships.org or phone us: +61 7 4771 2123.

Add a Listing or Contact Us

If you are seeking NZDA dentists to volunteer abroad and/or interested to list your volunteer organisation on this page, please email a brief summary of your volunteer mission along with your contact details to NZDA Project Manager.