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1 DENTAL BRIGADES INFORMATION SESSION MONTH DAY, YEAR

2 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - ABOUT GLOBAL BRIGADES GLOBAL BRIGADES MISSION To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities GLOBAL BRIGADES VISION To improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.

3 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION - PROGRAMS To empower volunteers, Global Brigades offers 10 skill-based programs

4 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHERE WE WORK COUNTRIES SELECTED BASED ON: Large need in rural areas Strong community partnerships Logistically feasible Safe for volunteers NEEDS THAT GLOBAL BRIGADES ADDRESSES: Basic services Healthcare Economic Programs are offered in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana

5 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES Ghan a Panama Dental Medical Microfinance Water Business Dental Environmental Human Rights Medical Microfinance Medical Public Health Nicaragua Honduras Architecture Business Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

6 WATER BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROGRAMS AND COUNTRIES Ghan a Panama Dental Medical Microfinance Water Business Dental Environmental Human Rights Medical Microfinance Medical Public Health Nicaragua Honduras Architecture Business Dental Engineering Medical Microfinance Public Health Water Programs offered in each country

7 WHY PANAMA?

8 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL PANAMA STATISTICS Poverty in Panama is defined as earning less than $3.13 per day 52.7% of the Darien province lives in poverty 96.7% of Panama’s indigenous population lives in poverty The ratio of dentists to Panamanian citizens is 1 to 3,440 Limited to no access to microfinance PANAM A NICARAG UA COSTA RICA GUATEMA LA BELIZ E EL SALVADOR HONDURA S

9 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL HONDURAS STATISTICS 4 in 5 people in rural Panama do not have access to dental care

10 DENTAL CARIES IS THE MOST COMMON DISEASE IN THE WORLD AND CAN BE EASILY PREVENTED

11 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RURAL PANAMA STATISTICS FOR EVERY TWO DENTAL VOLUNTEERS 7 CHILDREN PROTECT THEIR TEETH VIA FLUORIDE TREATMENTS =

12 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – IMPACT OF DENTAL BRIGADES ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE Reduces need to walk hours or sometimes days away for common dental check-ups and emergency procedures Allows the practice of preventative health care Allows healthier, more productive lives ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE AFFECTS Understanding importance of dental care Preventative dental care Healthier eating habits Dental habits passed to future generations

13 HOW DOES DENTAL BRIGADES HELP?

14 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHAT IS DENTAL BRIGADES? DENTAL BRIGADES Provides communities with urgent & preventative dental services through access to dentists and medicine every 3-4 months Through multiple 7 day brigades, community members receive dentist visits, extractions, cleanings, fluoride treatments, medicine, and dental care education workshops

15 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY SELECTION Based on - Need - Access to dental care - Community commitment SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS In-country dentists - Visit communities after Brigades - Follow-up with surgeries In-country staff - Lead your Brigade - Work with in-country dentists - Select future communities to work with

16 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – DENTAL TEAM DENTAL BRIGADES TEAM Leads your brigade Performs community follow-up Build community relations - Works with community in preparation for brigade arrival Advises chapters with brigade preparation

17 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

18 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – WHY WE WANT YOU YOUR BENEFITS Contribute to sustainable change - Provide a community access to healthcare Education application - Intake & triage of patients - Shadow dentists during procedures - Lead preventative dental care workshops - Participate in clinic pharmacy - Spanish language immersion - International development experience COMMUNITY BENEFITS Empowerment - Students empower communities - Reinforce communities’ commitments to their health Access to dental care

19 WHAT DOES A BRIGADE LOOK LIKE?

20 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – ITINERARY ONE-WEEK DENTAL BRIGADE COMPONENTS Dental works in conjunction with Medical Brigades Volunteers work with licensed dentists Brigades visit communities over 3 consecutive days Volunteers & health professionals use Open MRS data software to track patient information and care Each daily clinic consists of the following stations: - Intake - Triage - Dental consultation - Prescription drop-off - Healthcare education workshops - Prescription pick-up and directions

21 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – DENTAL STATION Each dental clinic includes a cleaning station and surgical station. Volunteers have the opportunity to observe dentists during operations CLEANING STATION Teeth brushing and flossing Tooth decay check Fluoride treatments (by dentists) Dental education SURGICAL STATION Topical anesthetic Extractions (by dentists) Fillings (by dentists) Cold sterilization Post-op instructions

22 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS IN-TAKE STATION Volunteers record the following information from each patient using the Open MRS system: Name, Age, Gender Community Residence & Date of Visit

23 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS TRIAGE STATION Below are some of the items volunteers may record for each patient: Vitals & Chief complaints Blood pressure & blood glucose Allergies, etc.

24 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS CONSULTATION STATION Doctors diagnose & prescribe medication to patients Students shadow and ask questions throughout consultation

25 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS DENTAL STATION Dentists perform tooth extractions, cleanings, and fluoride treatments Students shadow and ask questions throughout operations and lead dental education workshops

26 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS EDUCATION STATION While Prescriptions are filled, patients receive public health education - Dental Care - Understanding Personal Health - Preventative Care

27 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CLINIC STATIONS PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP STATION Patients pick up prescriptions, volunteers provide the following instructions - Types of Medications - Dosage Amounts - Directions for Medication Usage

28 HOW DO I SIGN UP?

29 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – TOTAL CONTRIBUTION HOW IS YOUR WATER BRIGADE FUNDED? Volunteers’ Program Contribution: - $890 (Panama) - Brigade expenses - Program sustainability - Airfare: Variable PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION DETAILS 7 day program Accommodations & meals (vegetarian options available) Clean drinking water Airport pick-up and drop-off In-country transportation Spanish translators, coordinators, and paramedic Healthcare professionals: 2 doctors, 1 dentist, 1 pharmacist Program sustainability and follow-up between brigades

30 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – RESOURCES FOR YOU FUNDRAISING TOOL Send links of brigade project information to donors Create personalized profile to share with your donors Track donation progress on individual and group level STUDENT RESOURCE SITE https://www.globalbrigades.org/volunteer-tools-home Brigade planning materials Collection of reports from past brigades Community profiles Frequently asked questions IN-COUNTRY ADVISING TEAM Team of trained staff in Panama Share best practices for all aspects of brigade preparation Answer questions about brigade and community

31 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – CONTACT INFORMATION Contact your advisor for information about Dental Brigades in Panama Don’t know who your advisor is? g

32 DENTAL BRIGADES INFO SESSION – JOIN THE NEXT BRIGADE NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number NAME LAST NAME President Phone Number

33 QUESTIONS? Don’t Hesitate to Ask


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