Volunteer Community Clinic Program

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The Volunteer Community Clinic Program engages volunteer dentists, including alumni, and all years of students (both dental and dental hygiene degree students) in weekend clinics at multiple local locations. Locations beyond the Lower Mainland occur in the summer. International locations for fourth-year DMD electives occur in April.

The program’s mission is to improve and sustain the oral health of people in need within the community; to promote health education and social betterment, and provide assistance through treatment, training and education; and to enhance students’ awareness and role as global citizens with sustainable opportunities to serve.

Participation in these student-led clinics is extracurricular and the volunteer opportunities are designed to complement the community service and learning curriculum.

Upcoming Volunteer Community Clinics

Local

Abbotsford Food Bank (Abbotsford)

  • January 21, 2017
  • February 25, 2017
  • May 6, 2017
  • September 16, 2017
  • October 14, 2017
  • November 4, 2017

Ray-Cam Co-Operative Centre (Vancouver)

  • September 9, 2017 (with The Dental Mission Project)

Richmond Hospital (Richmond)

  • January 14, 2017 (with The Dental Mission Project)
  • May 13, 2017 (with The Dental Mission Project)
  • October 7, 2017

Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Richmond)

  • March 25, 2017 (with The Dental Mission Project)

Vancouver Native Health Society (Vancouver)

  • March 25, 2017
  • April 29, 2017 (date to be confirmed)

Provincial

Tl’etinqox (Anaham)

  • July 20 to 23, 2017 (with The Dental Mission Project)

International

  • International locations and dates posted when determined.

Join With Us!

Community dentists are encouraged to volunteer with UBC Dentistry’s Volunteer Community Clinic Program.

Supervise a student-led community volunteer clinic

  • joinwithus_curves_starburst_rotatedThis opportunity involves being appointed as a part-time faculty member and supervising students in volunteer community clinic. Commitment can be one or several clinics per year.

Organize a volunteer dental outreach project

  • Want to coordinate a dental mission trip within BC or overseas and take students with you on your trip? This opportunity is for you!
To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, contact Dr. Komkham Pattanaporn via e-mail.