Dental Service Learning Trips | MEDLIFE | Peru & Ecuador

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MEDLIFE Dental Service Learning Trip

Dental Service Learning Trips are week-long volunteer trips for students interested in global dental relief to work hand in hand with local professionals. The involvement of students on the trip provides the necessary dental treatment to communities that lack access to basic services.

dental missionary workWhat is a Dental Service Learning Trip?

MEDLIFE Dental Service Learning Trips provides free, high-quality dental care directly to communities that lack access to basic services. Staffed by local practitioners from the MED Dental clinic, volunteer dental assistants will work directly with professionals to provide quality care.

Volunteers function in a variety of roles including:

  • Patient registration
  • Station set-up
  • Instrument preparation
  • Shadow dentists throughout procedures like extractions, fillings, and cleanings
  • Lead adolescent dental education workshops.


Dental Service Learning Trip Itinerary

 *Schedule might change depending on destination. Contact a MEDLIFE Advisor for more information at [email protected] 

The MEDLIFE Difference

Dental hygiene mission tripsListening to Community Needs

In our classic Service Learning Trips, the dental station is consistently one of the most-requested services, but the dentists are only able to treat 15 patients a day. The high demand led to the creation of the Dental Service Learning Trip, a Service Learning Trip dedicated entirely to the type of health services the communities want and need!

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Permanent Dental Facility

In addition to our work in the community during the Dental Service Learning Trip, MEDLIFE has a permanent brick-and-mortar dental clinic – MED Dental – which supports patients year-round.

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Working hand in hand with Local Professionals

Our Dental Service Learning Trips are staffed by local doctors and nurses. Because they speak the language, understand local systems, and provide culturally sensitive care, our patients take confidence in the work we do and the services we provide.

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Education Beyond the Doctor’s Office

The MEDLIFE Dental Service Learning Trips do more than treat the immediate dental issues patients face. Our volunteers spend a day in a local school educating students on dental health and self-care topics to raise awareness, break stigmas, and provide kids with the tools to lead healthier lives.


Safety Icons

When you sign up for a Service Learning Trip, you are automatically registered for medical emergency insurance for the duration of your trip. Visit our travel safe page or email us at [email protected] to learn more.


Learn more and start planning your Dental Service Learning Trip with our advisors. Fill out the contact form, and we will be in touch.