Dentista do Bem (Dentists for Good) is the main project of TdB, and relies on the voluntary work of surgeon-dentists who serve low income children, aged between 11 and 17, in their own offices, providing them with free dental treatment until they reach 18.
Nowadays, it’s the largest specialized volunteering network in the world.
Patients are selected by a needs assessment, which is determined by a screening held in public schools or social institutions. Poor children and adolescents, with serious oral problems, and those who are about to have their first job have priority.
The treatment, carried out at the voluntary dentist’s office, has a curative, preventive and educational approach. The project Dentista do Bem has volunteers all over the country – in 26 states, including the Federal District –, ten countries in Latin American and Portugal.
TdB’s head office makes the connection with all those involved in the project (the benefited teenager, his family, the school and the volunteer dentists), and the monitoring of the treatment.
Check out if your dentist is a Dentista do Bem (Latin America and Portugal).
If your Dentist is not a Dentista do Bem, click here and print the invitation letter and agreement (in Portuguese), so she/he can also become a volunteer of TdB (Latin America and Portugal).