Dental Health Without Borders is a Danish development organisation (NGO). Our aim is to improve dental health in developing countries and to put dental health on the agenda, in close collaboration with local organisations and public authorities.
Dental Health Without Borders was established in 2003 by Danish volunteer dental students. The dental students travelled to developing countries to provide emergency treatment to children in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Today we are an authorised, non-profit organisation with a permanent secretariat and around 1,000 members.
Our sustainable development projects focus on long-term dental health and preventative care. These larger projects run in areas with severe need for, and poor access to, dental care. The projects focus on sustainability, promotion of health, capacity building, and general education, as well as information.
To support our development projects we provide dental emergency aid. Volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental students travel to join our projects abroad to performe emergency dental treatment, as well as to teach good dental hygiene. Every year we send approximately 50 volunteers on dental missions.