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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).

ADA Foundation
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:
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:
Volunteer toolkit:
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:
Passport information:
Visa information:

Overseas Citizens Service Hotline
Within the United States: 888.407.4747
Overseas: 317.472.2328

U.S. Passport Agencies

Boston: 617.878.0900
Chicago: 312.341.6020
Honolulu: 808.522.8283
Houston: 713.751.0294
Los Angeles: 310.575.5700
Miami: 305.539.3600
New Orleans: 504.412.2600
New York: 212.206.3500
Norwalk: 203.299.5443
Philadelphia: 215.418.5937
San Francisco: 415.538.2700
Seattle: 206.808.5700
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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