Article: Volume 46 Number 3 Page 197 - March 2019

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  Dent Update 2019; 46: 197-201

Guest Editorial:  International Healthcare Volunteering

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Abstract: International healthcare volunteering is becoming increasingly popular. Many dental professionals and students from developed world countries volunteer for a legion of programmes predominantly in the developing world. Individual volunteers’ motives are varied and include social responsibility, a wish ‘to help others’, to experience a sense of adventure, religious motivations and career-based motivations.

Author notes: Andrew James Paterson, LLM, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDS RCS(Ed), DRD RCS(Ed), MRD RCS(Ed), Senior Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Dundee Dental School, 2 Park Place, Dundee, DD1 4HR, John Gordon Milne, MBE, BChD, General Dental Practitioner/Senior National Dental Adviser, King’s Medical Centre, King Edward Street, Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF6 2AZ; Care Quality Commission, 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SZ, Joseph Edward Kazimoto, DDS, Clinical Director Hope Dental Centre, Rock City Mall, Mwanza, United Republic of Tanzania and Jeremy Bagg, OBE, PhD, FDS RCPS, FDS RCS(Ed), FRCPath, FFPH, Professor of Clinical Microbiology/Head of Dental School, University of Glasgow Dental School, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JZ.