South Pacific (Service opportunities prior to 2020)

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC You can choose your own travel dates to any of these three countries* * TONGA – A 7-chair dental clinic has been set up on the LDS campus of Liahona High School.  Full-time missionaries are called as Directors of the clinic for 12 to 23 months.  If interested in going … Read more

Charity Anywhere Foundation

Charity Anywhere Foundation Mission Statement Charity Anywhere Foundation’s mission is to give ordinary people the life-changing opportunity to provide needed medical care, dental services as well as help construct basic shelter in less developed countries in the most economical way possible, while concurrently forever changing the mind and heart of the volunteer for good.  TIJUANA: … Read more

Ayuda Humanitarian (Trip report 2014)

Ayuda Humanitarian AYUDA [which means help in Spanish] has been providing humanitarian service for over 3 decades.  Spencer W. Kimball requested the formation of AYUDA as a means of serving where there was a huge need that the Church was not able to meet. Ayuda members have served in many different countries throughout the world.  Most recently, we have … Read more

Guatamala Dental Clinic

Guatamala Dental Clinic History:   Recognizing the need for improved access to dental care for future and current missionaries, expansion in humanitarian dental care for orphans, and a fresh perspective in dental education in Guatemala, the Church in combination with a number of local partners, has built an excellent 5-chair dental clinic in an orphanage in Guatemala … Read more

East Africa: Uganda, Rwanda & Burundi (Trip reports)

East Africa: Uganda, Rwanda & Burundi UGANDA, RWANDA & BURUNDI Dental Hygienists and Dentists Needed for Expeditions TEACH A MAN TO FISH-HE EATS FOR A DAY; TEACH HIM TO FISH-HE EATS FOR A LIFETIME It takes 8 years to train a dentist, but just 3 years to train a Public Health Dental Officer to give … Read more

China (Trip Report 2016)

Dental Humanitarian Service in China – 2016  Fall of 2016 (October 14-24) Dr. Karl Koerner and Dr. Bruce Bosler are each conducting similar China dental humanitarian trips to China.  They are according to our established model of 1) treating indigents (mostly orphans and the elderly) in modern clinics that we use free of charge and 2) … Read more

South America (Trip reports 2011-2014 Argentina, Paraguay, Peru)

South America: Argentina, Paraguay & Peru Argentina In October 2012, Dr. Dwayne Zobell along with Ronaldo Walker and Dr. Sergio Chehda (a local ophthalmologic surgeon) from Deseret International met with representatives from the Cordoba Municipal Health Department as a follow-up from the donation of dental equipment for 10 operatories (dental chairs, dry heat sterilizers, hand … Read more

MALI, AFRICA (Trip Report 2012)

MALI, AFRICA by Laurence Palmer, DDS [fusion_images picture_size=”auto” hover_type=”liftup” autoplay=”yes” columns=”4″ column_spacing=”5″ scroll_items=”” show_nav=”yes” mouse_scroll=”no” border=”no” lightbox=”yes” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””][fusion_image image=”” image_id=”1328″ linktarget=”_self” /][fusion_image image=”” image_id=”1329″ linktarget=”_self” /][fusion_image image=”” image_id=”1327″ linktarget=”_self” /][/fusion_images] From Feb. 15 -22, 2012 a group of 14 individuals traveled to Mali, Africa for a dental mission.  Our group worked in the village of … Read more

2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Dr. John Gerritsen, DDS – Distinguished Service Award Dr Gerritsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in the Holladay area and attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He received his DDS degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska (’73) and was inducted into the dental … Read more

2018 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Brian L. Homer, DMD – Distinguished Service Award Brian L. Homer graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City in 1967. He attended the University of Utah, then served an LDS Mission to Ireland from 1968 to 1970. Upon completing his mission, he returned to the University of Utah. There he joined the Acapella … Read more