ADA unveils Public Service Ad to support dentistry in developing countries

March 19, 2008
Camera-ready PSA available for download.

CHICAGO--The American Dental Association is offering a camera-ready print public service advertisement to help garner support for the Health Volunteers Overseas' Dentistry Programs.

According to the ADA, the purpose of the ad, "ADA, HVO and You--coming together to share our care," is twofold. It seeks financial contributions in support of HVO dentistry programs and it reaches out to dentists to volunteer for the programs.

Currently, volunteer assignments are available for dentists in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Tanzania, Nicaragua, and St. Lucia. The assignments can range from one to four weeks.

HVO is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care in developing countries through education and training. HVO volunteers travel to resource-poor countries, with an emphasis on educating, clinical training and increasing the number of local health workers that will benefit the community long after volunteers have departed.

The ADA and its Center for International Development and Affairs is a sponsor of the HVO overseas dentistry program. Dentists interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities can visit opportunities.

For more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at ADA.

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