Volunteer your professional services for 4 clinic days

Give just four days in an Open Wide clinic, and help bring health and hope to a community. Four days for a better world. Four days to remember for the rest of your life. Four days filled with even more than you give, because you, who have already achieved so much in life, want more from it.

Dentists who join Open Wide  are a lot like you. They wish to challenge themselves. They have the talent, the time, and the resources—and they feel the need to give back. They are driven to leave the world a better place. If this sounds like you, you’re a good fit for Open Wide.


A typical week will include four days of clinical work and two days of exploring the region. When you arrive in Guatemala City, you and your team are greeted at the airport by a transport and taken to a charming hotel in Antigua. If you arrive early or stay beyond your clinic days, you can tour the surrounding area, shop or just relax.

Monday through Thursday you and your team will be escorted by van to Peronia to work in the Open Wide Ana Edith Escobar Clinic. While you are there, you will provide much needed dental care to men, women and children of the community.. Additionally you will have the opportunity to mentor young Guatemalan dentists who are doing their practicum in the clinic.

Dr. Kowalewski with patient 1

teaching and mentoring

Open Wide Foundation is committed to the mentoring of local dental students and practicing dentists through programs such as direct clinic demonstrations and practice management training in our model Peronia clinic and the delivery of university level instruction at our partner universities in Guatemala City.

Each of our volunteers is encouraged to take opportunities as they perform their week of service in an Open Wide clinic to share their skills in restorative techniques and case planning. Volunteers who have previous teaching experience are welcome to contact us about upcoming university courses taught by Open Wide volunteer dentists as a possible addition to your 4 day clinic work.

Duke Herrero and student