Our Volunteer Seminar Series is coordinated by the ICD USA Section Humanitarian Liaison Committee (HLC) and these seminars are held in conjunction with Dental Meetings throughout the United States. These seminars are designed for all dental team members who have always wanted to be involved in international or local dental volunteering, but were unsure of where to start. The speaker will:
  • Give examples of both training and service projects, including being able to describe the basic goals and type of project.
  • Outline the steps needed to get involved in a volunteer dental project including project selection, assembling the staff, equipping the project, paying for it all, and issues of personal safety.
  • Describe the characteristics of the ideal volunteer, some of the challenges that volunteers face at home, and on-site and identify resources for further information.


Dr. Ronald Fritz

Dr. Richard Williamson

Dr. T. Bob Davis
(on the far right with bull horn)

Dr. Robert Meyer with his wife Diane 

Help is Right Around the Corner: Extending a Dental Hand to Neighbors in Need
CE Offered: Two credit hours

This seminar was presented virtually on May 26, 2022.
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CLICK HERE to take Survey/Exam to receive CE Letter of Attendance.
Tip: You may want to click on the Survey/Exam first before watching the seminar to listen for the answers during presentations.
Note: Please allow two weeks from completion to receive your letter by email.

International Dental Volunteer Projects: Over a Century of Experience
CE Offered: One credit hour

This seminar was presented virtually on October 5, 2021.
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International and Local Volunteer Dental Projects: What's It All About Anyway?

Faculty: Dr. Francis Serio
This seminar was presented on November 22, 2020 during the 2020 Greater New York Dental Meeting.
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Operation Stand Down

Faculty: Dr. Daniel Fridh
This seminar was presented during the 2020 Greater New York Dental Meeting.
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International Volunteer Project Workshop: Exploring Challenges and Developing Best Practices
Offered by the American Dental Association Foundation
Event date: May 11, 2018 (link to recordings are provided below)
Keynote speakers: Drs. Francis G. Serio and David Frost

This one-day workshop was designed for groups and institutions that are already involved in planning, directing, or implementing international volunteer dental projects dedicated to either the provision of care or training. During the event, participants:
•    Identified common challenges faced by all international volunteer projects and potential best solutions to those challenges.
•    Called upon best practices to address project or site specific challenges to projects.
•    Contributed to the development of best practices guidelines for the conduct of international volunteer projects.

This workshop was sponsored by the ADA Foundation, International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International Foundation, Aseptico, and Henry Schein.

to watch the event recordings provided in four parts on the American Dental Associations website.

These seminars are financially supported by the USA Sections of both the International College of Dentists (ICD) and the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI).

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