Since its 2008 inception, the Maasai Dental Clinic has served as a global teaching site. This program is the result of Dr. Ray and Gail Damazo’s vision to bring dental students from all over the world for experiential learning. Under the onsite supervision of a licensed dentist mentor, nine dental students have completed a 2 or 4 week volunteer rotation.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry has championed this program. Interested 4th year dental students are required to apply and must be competent clinically, meet academic requirements and, importantly, demonstrate compassion in their willingness to serve.
Students from LLUSD are supervised by adjunct faculty members.
Students are highly impacted by their experience. “It was during my senior year in dental school that I had the opportunity to serve at the Maasai Dental Clinic. It was a life changing experience for me to work side by side with my family and care for such an amazing group of people”, says Dr. Justin Libby, LLUSD 2011.
World Health Dental Organization is committed to student learning and is pleased to sponsor the Global Teaching Site program. We invite dental students to contact us for more information.