Clinical Volunteers

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Dental Professionals

Duck River Dental Outreach the help of dental professionals.  Positions include General Dentists, Dental Specialists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

I am a dentist. What time commitment must I make? What should I expect?

Extraordinary volunteer dentists typically serve a 2-4 hour shift, from once a month, to once a quarter, to once or twice a year. Everything helps! You can make a greater impact if you bring an RDA with you, but it isn’t required, as our Registered Dental Assistants are experts at working with volunteers.

Are Registered Dental Hygienists needed?

Absolutely! If you are registered in Tennessee, you may be scheduled to give care to our patients after completing a Volunteer Orientation. Once it is determined you are ready to see patients for us, you may be scheduled a 2-6 hour shift one or more times or may be called to fill in for a scheduled staff or volunteer RDH. 

How about Registered Dental Assistants?

Assistants who volunteer in our clinic must be registered in Tennessee and have at least 6 months of work experience. If you meet these criteria, you will also complete a Volunteer Orientation. Once you are ready to see patients for us, you may be scheduled a 2-6 hour shift one or more times or may be called to fill in for a scheduled staff or volunteer RDA.

Are there opportunities for nonclinical volunteers?

Yes! Please see our Non-Clinical Volunteer Opportunities List for jobs and descriptions. Please note that some positions require specific time commitment for recurring service.

Do you ever organize medical/dental mission trips?

If you are looking on this page, we know you care about people! We would be happy to connect you with local dentists who currently serve internationally OR you can find a trip/experience for yourself on http://medicalmissions.org

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