The satisfaction of working toward a sustainable model. Knowing that the patients they see will continue to be cared for after they have gone is a very different experience than those who have gone on mission/outreach programs in the past.Working conditions, stocked supplies, and a turn-key approach to trip coordination are all well organized and ease the pre-trip preparation.
“…Many dentist volunteers have brought family members or friends to work as dental assistance during the 4 clinic working days of the week. Outreach work is such a gratifying thing in and of itself, but doing it as a family has special meaning…”
“…Some of our dentist volunteers have brought from one to an entire office of staff down to the clinic and the results have been more profound than we could have imagined.One dentist commented 6 months after he and his two assistants came back from the trip that…”