Welcome to Your Dental Mission Trip Headquarters!
The purpose of this web site is to equip and inspire dental professionals to help the needy around the world. Whether you are a veteran of many trip or are contemplating your first trip, you will find helpful information here, along with an extensive and ever-growing list of available upcoming trips. We hope this website will prove to be invaluable to those wishing to learn more about attending or supporting these annual mission trips, as well as reading journals of past trips to see how the Lord has worked through dentistry among the nations.
We are all greatly influenced by the views of whatever culture in which we live. If we believe there is transcendent reality that goes beyond what we experience in our own culture, then we can seek to progress beyond our subjective experiences by entering into a different culture and considering how their experiences and understanding of life compares with ours.
Sharpen your skills
On the mission field there are plenty of patients who are desperate for the treatment that we can provide. This great need, combined with the availability of experienced compassionate dentists willing to share their expertise with fellow team members, is the perfect environment to help participants progress greatly with their clinical skills.
In the United States it is easy to become deeply entangled with all of our material possessions and opportunities. This can become a roadblock to considering our relationship with our creator - why has He made us, to what does He call us, and how can we best honor and enjoy Him? Mission trips provide the time and the camaraderie to enable such reflection.
Our Vision and Mission
Founded by Dr. William Griffin, dentalmissiontrips.org is designed to provide a constant, current database of opportunities for dental service around the world. Dr. Griffin has been active in volunteer care since 2001 and he spends several weeks every year in places like Jamaica, Nigeria, and Haiti. In Dr. Griffin’s words, “I realize dentistry’s true worth when I give it away.”
Having experienced the benefits of missions work firsthand, Dr. Griffin hopes this site will help you connect with a trip and have a positive journey of your own. Check out the FAQ tab to help determine which trip is right for you, and feel free to browse the Media section to see pictures from past trips and watch video testimonials from real volunteers.