We are Dental Health Without Borders
Dental Health Without Borders (TUG) is a Danish humanitarian organisation. 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.
Since 2002 we have worked on projects with the goal of improving dental health in the world’s poorest countries – especially among children and young people. More specifically, we provide dental emergency aid. Unpaid volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental students travel to join our projects all over the world to performe emergency dental treatment, as well as to teach good dental hygiene to patients from the poorest parts of society. Every year we send approximately 50 volunteers to our partnering countries on dental missions. We do this in combination with our larger development projects which focus on long-term dental health and preventative care. These larger projects are run in areas with a distinct need for, but poor access to, dental care. For this reason these projects focus on sustainability, promotion of health, capacity building, and general education, as well as information. You might say that the work of Dental Health Without Borders rests on two equally fundamental pillars of activity: our dental missions, and our development projects.
An authorised non-profit organisation
Dental Health Without Borders was established in 2002 by Danish volunteer dental students, traveling to provide emergency treatment to disadvantaged people in developing countries. Today we are an authorised, non-profit organisation with a permanent secretariat and around 900 members consisting mostly of dental professionals.