Resources and Contact Information
Use the resources below to learn more about conducting volunteer projects.
International Dental Volunteer Guide
Download the International Dental Volunteer Guide
, 5th Edition (PDF).
General volunteer inquiries:
800.621.8099 ext. 2727 (within the United States)
312.440.2727 (outside of the United States)
American Dental Association
General international inquiries:
800.621.8099 ext. 2726 (within the United States)
312. 440.2726 (outside of the United States)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Travel advisories and health information for specific destinations: www.cdc.gov/travel
General inquiries: 800.311.3435
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)
The ADA Foundation sponsors the oral health programs of Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). These programs build the local capacity by providing health care professionals in resource-scarce countries with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to address the health care needs of their communities. There are currently eight ADAF/HVO programs in Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Laos, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Tanzania.
Travel resources: www.hvousa.org/travel.cfm
Volunteer toolkit: www.hvousa.org/voltk.cfm
General inquiries: 202.296.0928
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)
General inquiries: 716.754.4883
Travelers Health Hotline
Automated voice line: 877.FYI TRIP
Fax line: 888.232.3299
Malaria case management hotline: 770.488.7788
Emergencies (after hours): 770.488.7100
U.S. Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Consular Affairs
DOS travel advisories: travel.state.gov/travel/warnings.html
Passport information: travel.state.gov/passport
Visa information: travel.state.gov/visa
Overseas Citizens Service Hotline
Within the United States: 888.407.4747
U.S. Passport Agencies
Los Angeles: 310.575.5700
New Orleans: 504.412.2600
New York: 212.206.3500
San Francisco: 415.538.2700
Washington, D.C.: 202.647.0518
More information on the primary oral health package
Google search keywords: Portable Dental Equipment, Dental Caries in Developing Countries
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