Posted 1/31/2010 5:10 PM (#49) Subject: DO I NEED EXPERIENCE IN VOLUNTEER DENTISTRY TO JOIN?
In one word - NO! We have met many first time volunteers who are incredible team players. We look for volunteers who have caring attitude toward others, who are willing to work hard and go with the program, who take time to know and help other team members, who are flexible and have a good sense of humor, who have respect for the local culture, people of the host country, and the effort that everyone else has put into the trip. It is all about the mind set and the spirit of volunteering, experience helps, but it's secondary.