Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

You can make a difference in the lives of people around the world through volunteer projects. This free webinar can help you get started.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — 5:00 PM US Central Time
Presenter: Francis Serio, DMD, MS, MBA, FACD, FICD


This webinar is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and other interested parties who want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of volunteering around the world or around the block. It will also be useful for those with some volunteering experience looking for new ideas or just validation of what they are doing. Topics include the nature of volunteer activities, cross-cultural issues, comparison of service and teaching projects, how to get started either at home or abroad, and where to find these volunteer opportunities. There will be ample time for interaction with the presenters and other experienced members of the audience. After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of working within the context of the local community and compare and contrast the nature of teaching and service projects;
  • Outline the steps necessary to get started including needs assessment, goal setting, and team assembly;
  • Find volunteer projects and other sources of information and appreciate existing projects, both teaching and service in the US and overseas.

Francis Serio, DMD, MS, MBA, FACD, FICD is founder and co-director of the Dominican Dental Mission Project. Over a span of 35 years, this project has provided in excess of $18 million of services to 60,000 of the rural poor of the Dominican Republic. In 1991, the project received The President's Volunteer Action Award from President George H.W. Bush and in 2001, the Daily Points of Light Award from President George W. Bush. He has also been an active participant in Mission of Mercy and Remote Area Medical projects. He has been named the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Association Humanitarian Award.

The ADA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Volunteer Seminars sponsored by the ICD are held throughout dental meetings in the US.