Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

Be the CHANGE in Global Health

Chapters are empowered to participate in 7-9 day Dental Brigades to Honduras and Nicaragua. Volunteers lead health education workshops and shadow licensed Dentists to provide dental care to rural community members.

Volunteer Activities

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Dental Screening

Brigade staff will provide dental screening training to all volunteers. During the next day, volunteers will then work alongside staff to screen patients in the community. This screening day will allow brigade staff to better organize the dental clinic based on the urgency of the needs presented.


Dental Clinic

Volunteers, community members, and Global Brigades staff will be running the entire clinic. At least one in-country dentist will be on every brigade, working and overseeing the station. Only licensed healthcare professionals will be able to perform procedures. However, volunteers will have an interactive role by participating in tasks that include, instrument sterilization, shadowing licensed dentists, delivering post-op care instructions, and conducting children’s education workshops.


Data Informatics

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with community volunteers to log the date of visit and patients’ name, age, gender and community residence. All of this information is documented into our electronic medical record system, Open MRS, which is hosted on a local server at the medical clinic so that the other stations can access the information.


Dental Health Education

Volunteers have the opportunity to organize and lead children’s dental health education workshops, which include teeth brushing, flossing, fluoride treatments and dental care.


Learn about the different Brigades within each country