Volunteer Dental Projects—What’s It All About?
Presented by Francis G. Serio, DMD, MS, MBA
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Credits: 3 CE credits (Recommended for all attendees but the credits do not count toward the hours needed to renew a Pennsylvania dental license.)
Fee: Complimentary but pre-registration is required.
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This course is designed for dentists, hygienists, assistants and other interested parties who want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of volunteering around the world or around the block. Those with some volunteering experience also are encouraged to attend to share advice or gather some new ideas for their own projects.
Course 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; the nuts and bolts of volunteering overseas and at home, and where to find these volunteer opportunities. There will be ample time for interaction with the presenter and other experienced members of the audience.
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify why they are interested in volunteering.
- Understand the importance of working within the context of the local community.
- Compare and contrast the nature of teaching and service projects with the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
- Outline the steps necessary to get started, including needs assessment, goal setting and team assembly.
- Describe the nuts and bolts of volunteering including what to do and resources to support the project.
- Find volunteer projects and other sources of information.
- Appreciate existing projects, both teaching and service, in the United States and overseas.
Co-sponsored by the USA Sections of the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International.