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Dr. Kowalewski with patient 1

We take a turnkey, concierge approach to Volunteer Dentistry

Everything from point of arrival to point of departure is prearranged so volunteers can enjoy the experience fully.

VOLUNTEER.   GIVE a week and change together we’ll make healthier lives

A week can slip away, almost unnoticed, lost in the routine of professional, social, and family commitments…OR it can be life-changing—for both you and members of an impoverished community that needs your talent, your passion, and your presence.

Volunteer with us in one of our Open Wide model clinics. Bring your staff, your family, co-workers, or your study club.
Join a group or create your own team, and expect to have an experience of a lifetime .

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Donate.   join the force of individuals making a lasting impact on oral health

Open Wide Foundation provides a paradigm shift in dental outreach programs. We build permanent dental clinics in under served communities by collaborating with local leadership, dental universities, industry & government leaders. We also participate in oral health education and community outreach.

Your donation can help transform entire communities by providing access to oral health services and education. Anything you can give will make an impact. Join us today by choosing any one of our many financial support options…



Individual and corporate donations of dental equipment and supplies has made desperately needed oral care a reality in our many Open Wide sponsored communities throughout Guatemala including Peronia where our model clinic is located and in our remote community clinics such as San Pedro Carcha, Alta Vera Paz, El Tumbador, San Marcos and San Pedro, Sacatapuequez.

Open Wide Foundation welcomes the donation of non-expired dental supplies, restorative/endo/oral surgery instruments, systems and supplies, as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. We also place gently-used equipment such as dental chairs, chair units, film processors, sterilization units, compressors, etc. in our clinics. If you are considering replacing or have overstocked, used equipment, please consider donating it to Open Wide…thousands of treatments can be provided with each piece of equipment you donate.


Open Wide Founders, Glen & Lisa Wysel with Mayor Edwin Escobar and local community leaders. Peronia, Guatemala (2011)

Find Your Match.   Volunteer on Special Projects and Oral Health Outreach

Open Wide is committed to making a significant and measurable impact on the oral health of impoverished communities which means we are consistently working on developing and implementing oral health outreach. We also have specialty projects in all dental areas such as developing materials, clinical development, and other areas.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us and we can match you with a specific project based on your available time and interests.