Global Dental Relief Cambodia
97% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Global Dental Relief Cambodia

On our Cambodia clinic, you'll have the opportunity to help provide much-needed dental care and hygiene education to kids in one of Asia's poorest countries. Thanks to our pioneering model of care, over 500 underprivileged children will receive care in a single week. The clinic is centered in Siem Reap, home to the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, which you will have ample time to explore.

Locations
Asia » Cambodia » Siem Reap
Asia » Cambodia » Phnom Penh
Asia » Cambodia
Length
1-2 Weeks
Project Types
Medical
Language
English
Housing
Guesthouse
Hotel
Starting Price
$2,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
At this writing, the cost for our Cambodia program is $2350 per person. This excludes airfare but includes all in-country transportation including airport transfers, accommodations, sightseeing excursions, and a majority of meals during the clinic. Volunteers often fundraise the entire cost of their participation; all donations toward your program fee are tax deductible. Please contact our office ([email protected]) for help with fundraising, and visit our website for the most updated program costs.

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Impact
    87%
  • Support
    97%
  • Fun
    93%
  • Value
    90%
  • Safety
    93%

Program Reviews (3)

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Tyler
Female
27 years old
Washington, DC
Harvard University

Meaningful, immersive, and high-impact volunteer program

9/10

GDR is a well-run organization that enables and empowers its volunteers to deliver high-quality care. I was impressed by the organized, attentive, and fun trip leaders and the wonderful local staff from GDR’s parter organizations. As a non-medical volunteer supporting a dentist, I felt that I made an important contribution, and was never sitting idle. The trip leaders do a great job making sure everyone is comfortable in their roles, and will often rotate people if they want to try different stations (e.g. fluoride, records, hygiene).

GDR also does a great job balancing time in the clinic with opportunities to explore Angkor Wat and experience Cambodian culture. Optional activities included temple visits at sunrise and sunset, meals at terrific restaurants, a stunning acrobatics performance, and evening strolls through food and craft markets. I highly recommend this program.

How can this program be improved?

There are a few things that could be included in the preliminary orientation (eg a brief language lesson, a more thorough safety overview for non-medical volunteers - which I shared with the organization).

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Denver
Female
42 years old
Denver, CO
George Washington University

Fulfilling and Fun Experience

10/10

From the minute I landed to the minute I left the country GDR provided a great experience. The program has a good balance of work and fun. On clinic days we worked from 7 or 8 am until 3 or 4 pm. And we worked hard! But we had off days to enjoy the local culture and could participate in organized tours and activities if we wanted. The goal of the program is to help with the dental needs of Cambodian children, but the secondary result is that participants learn about the culture and people of a great country. The program is designed to allow independent time as well - not every minute was planned and I appreciated that.

I would recommend the program to young and old participants.

How can this program be improved?

The program was pretty close to perfect!

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Linda
Female
57 years old
Belen, NM
Creighton University

Angkor Wat

10/10

I've wanted to see Angkor Wat since I was 7 or 8. Working in Siem Reap was a way to diminish my carbon footprint. I'm used to dry, cool air and the heat and humidity could have been a problem but fans were never in short supply and our rooms at night had ac. The group one is assigned to will begin to feel like family as you work and explore together. But it feels perfectly comfortable to hire a driver and a guide to explore more of Angkor Wat on one's own or to wander thru the markets at will. It is a beautiful place to be on any terms.

About The Provider

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Global Dental Relief’s mission is to bring quality dental care and hygiene education to underprivileged children across the world. Utilizing our pioneering model of care, dental professionals in collaboration with non-medically trained volunteers (approximately 15 volunteers total per clinic) are able to provide excellent care

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