Reexamining dental outreach programs: A model for local empowerment and sustainable development (May 2020 Article 3)
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JADA May 2020
Background. To address the inadequacy of oral health care
in developing nations, outreach programs have facilitated the provision of dental
services by foreign volunteers to areas of need. However, the effectiveness
of the current aid model on the long-term well-being
of the recipient population
and sustainability of efforts remains uncertain.
The authors examine the strengths and areas of
improvement of outreach initiatives to inform a reorientation of the
dental nongovernmental organization; dental outreach program; global health;
local empowerment; oral health;