VAW at University of Michigan, Dental Outreach



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    The University of Michigan chapter of Volunteers Around the World (VAW) consists of students that are enthusiastic and committed about addressing the health disparities that currently exists in developing countries. Through close collaboration with the organization Volunteers Around the World, our club at University of Michigan strives towards providing rural communities in developing countries access towards dental treatment, medication and nutritional and health education.

    If you're interested in global dentistry and want to be part of one of University of Michigan's most involved clubs on campus, then become a member and check out our website for more information or come to one of our info sessions!

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313 Harkins Bluff Drive
Greer, South Carolina, United States

http://www.volunteersaroundtheworld.org

+1 (864) 406-3366

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Recent Initiative

University of Michigan Dental Outreach trip to the Dominican Republic, May 2019


Volunteer Activity Description
Join University of Michigan on their Dental Outreach trip to the Dominican Republic this summer! Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about various dental procedures, such as cleanings, restorations, fillings, and extractions, learn about the current healthcare system in the Dominican Republic and teach a public health class and much more! If you’re interested in joining, contact us for more information!

VAW at University of Michigan will be opening up mobile dental clinics for local communities during their time in the Dominican Republic.

One of the most exciting and important parts of volunteering with VAW is bringing full dental clinics and primary care medical clinics to the less fortunate. In 2018, VAW treated over 35,000 patients and we aspire to treat over 45,000 in 2019. One of the things that make our dental mobile clinics unique is that we are able to perform multiple procedures including fillings, restorations, cleanings and extractions at the mobile clinic. Fundraising for supplies and medications is a huge part of creating a successful mobile clinic to help the local communities with effective care.

**Note: airfare goal will be updated once flights are purchased, tentatively the week of January 21-25
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