Donating your time and expertise to a volunteer dental clinic can be one of the most rewarding aspects of dentistry. It can also be intimidating at times. I have had opportunities to volunteer at a variety of different clinics and schools, and it has given me the chance to meet some selfless dental professionals, to treat some extremely grateful patients and to help underserved people in my community.






Complete oral health involves much more than patients brushing their teeth and flossing. It means controlling bacteria on both hard and soft tissues in the mouth and being able to overcome the daily challenges of a modern lifestyle.