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Dental Brigades @

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER STATS

$275,797

FUNDRAISED

13

BRIGADES

147

VOLUNTEERS

17

CHAPTER MEMBERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

Dental Brigades is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Texas A&M chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually. Global Dental Brigades provides Hondurans with dental hygiene care, proper oral hygiene instructions, restorative care to the teeth that can be saved and extractions for the ones that cannot. A Dental Brigade consists of dental and dental hygiene student volunteers and dental professionals to provide dental care to in-need communities. The group functions like a mobile dental unit.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
Texas A&M University Dental Brigade August 2017 Nicaragua
Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Dental Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. Dental Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed dentists in urgent and preventive dental services in communities with limited access to healthcare. Dental Brigades also focuses on prevention with dental hygiene workshops. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. A typical brigade structure includes three clinic days and a Holistic Model Day. This unique day allows for Medical/Dental brigaders to experience one of Honduras’ other programs: Architecture, Business, Engineering, Microfinance, Public Health or Water Brigades. Through these Holistic Model Days, volunteers are able to tackle non-health related issues that are often times the root cause of common illnesses seen on Medical and Dental Brigades. The main health concerns in our communities include diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, waterborne illnesses and abdominal pain.
$6,865
of $11,280
61%
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8
volunteers needed

Texas A&M University Dental Brigade January 2017 Nicaragua
Jan 04, 2017 - Jan 10, 2017

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Dental Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. Dental Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed dentists in urgent and preventive dental services in communities with limited access to healthcare. Dental Brigades also focuses on prevention with dental hygiene workshops. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. A typical brigade structure includes three clinic days and a Holistic Model Day. This unique day allows for Medical/Dental brigaders to experience one of Honduras’ other programs: Architecture, Business, Engineering, Microfinance, Public Health or Water Brigades. Through these Holistic Model Days, volunteers are able to tackle non-health related issues that are often times the root cause of common illnesses seen on Medical and Dental Brigades. The main health concerns in our communities include diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, waterborne illnesses and abdominal pain.
$36,440
of $36,340
100%
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0
volunteers needed

Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Fundraise with your Global Dental Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Sustainable Health Fund, which enables year-round health care in partner communities carried out by our local teams. The Sustainable Health Fund is a critical component of GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff. The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!
$0
of $0
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Texas A&M University Dental Brigade August 2016 Nicaragua
Aug 15, 2016 - Aug 23, 2016

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Dental Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. Dental Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed dentists in urgent and preventive dental services in communities with limited access to healthcare. Dental Brigades also focuses on prevention with dental hygiene workshops. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. A typical brigade structure includes three clinic days and a Holistic Model Day. This unique day allows for Medical/Dental brigaders to experience one of Honduras’ other programs: Architecture, Business, Engineering, Microfinance, Public Health or Water Brigades. Through these Holistic Model Days, volunteers are able to tackle non-health related issues that are often times the root cause of common illnesses seen on Medical and Dental Brigades. The main health concerns in our communities include diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, waterborne illnesses and abdominal pain.
$9,546
of $9,337
100%
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9
volunteers needed

Texas A&M University Dental January 2016 Nicaragua
Jan 05, 2016 - Jan 11, 2016

Global Brigades offers 7-9 day Dental Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. Dental Brigade volunteers have the opportunity to shadow licensed dentists in urgent and preventive dental services in communities with limited access to healthcare. Dental Brigades also focuses on prevention with dental hygiene workshops. Each of our partner communities receives a brigade approximately twice a year. Electronic patient records are collected for future visitations and to monitor overall community health trends. A typical brigade structure includes three clinic days and a Holistic Model Day. This unique day allows for Medical/Dental brigaders to experience one of Honduras’ other programs: Architecture, Business, Engineering, Microfinance, Public Health or Water Brigades. Through these Holistic Model Days, volunteers are able to tackle non-health related issues that are often times the root cause of common illnesses seen on Medical and Dental Brigades. The main health concerns in our communities include diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, waterborne illnesses and abdominal pain.
$43,310
of $41,584
100%
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0
volunteers needed

Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

$1,500
of $1,500
100%
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Texas A&M Dental Brigade Panama March 2015
Mar 15, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015

Volunteers on the Dental Brigade will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to Nicaragua\'s communities that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the dentists. Each patient will receive a dental consultation, teeth cleaning and a fluoride treatment and have access to restorative dental care as necessary. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international dentistry.
$27,100
of $26,960
100%
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1
volunteers needed

TX A&M Dental Brigade Nicaragua Aug 2014
Aug 17, 2014 - Aug 25, 2014

Volunteers on the Dental Brigade will be working closely together to provide quality health initiatives to Nicaragua\\\\\\\'s communities that otherwise has limited access to health care. Volunteers will spend three days in a community in order to optimize the amount of time patients are able to spend with the dentists. Each patient will receive a dental consultation, teeth cleaning and a fluoride treatment and have access to restorative dental care as necessary. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take patient vitals, obtain patient history and current symptoms, shadow and assist licensed dentists, participate in preventative education, and fill prescriptions under a licensed pharmacist. Volunteers will become familiar with the prevalent health issues in their community and learn about how to prevent and treat those illnesses. These brigades provide each volunteer with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on a specific community while gaining real life experience in the field of international dentistry.
$22,411
of $20,175
100%
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8
volunteers needed

Texas A&M Dental Brigade December 2013 Ghana
Dec 28, 2013 - Jan 06, 2014

Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Ghana work alongside each other on a 10-day long brigade in under-resourced communities around the central region of Ghana. Each medical and dental brigade incorporates a public health portion at the end of the 4 clinical days. The 10-day medical and public health brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining hands-on experience in the field of international medicine. Prior to travel, volunteers collect medicines, recruit health professionals and fundraise. Once in Ghana, the team will visit one partner community to administer a 3-4 day-long clinic and conduct health workshops. During clinical days, community members are able to consult doctors and dentists, fill any necessary prescriptions, receive necessary dental care, and sit-in on health education lectures. At the end of the medical portion, volunteers then have a chance to build public health projects to address some of the environmental health issues. Public Health construction includes latrines, eco-stoves, and water filtration devices.
$39,952
of $24,970
100%
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10
volunteers needed

Jan 2013 Texas A&M Dental Brigade - Panama
Jan 06, 2013 - Jan 12, 2013

Dental Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide health care where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture. A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.
$28,422
of $20,416
100%
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3
volunteers needed

January 2012 Texas A&M Dental Brigade
Jan 08, 2012 - Jan 14, 2012

Dental Brigades is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Texas A&M chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually. Dental Brigades provides Hondurans with dental hygiene care, proper oral hygiene instructions, restorative care to the teeth that can be saved and extractions for the ones that cannot. A Dental Brigade consists of dental and dental hygiene student volunteers and dental professionals to provide dental care to in-need communities. The group functions like a mobile dental unit.
$40,603
of $43,400
94%
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0
volunteers needed

August 2011 Texas A&M Dental Brigade
Aug 15, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011

Dental Brigade volunteers provide urgent and preventive dental services in communities with limited access to healthcare. Each of our community partners receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months where hundreds of patients are treated with fillings, cleanings and extractions, and are given dental hygiene workshops. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up to insure any dental procedures were successful.
$20,276
of $19,955
100%
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0
volunteers needed

Dr. Ledet\'s Dental Brigades Fund
Jan 01, 1970 - Jan 06, 2013

Dr. Len Ledet was an inspiration to everyone he met. His smile and gracious attitude provided others with comfort, compassion, and joy. He touched the lives of each and every person who knew him and his faith was vibrant and reflective of his golden heart. For those who may not know, Dr. Ledet took a week trip to travel to Honduras giving dental care to the less fortunate through the Texas A&M Global Dental Brigades. This was just one of his many selfless services. He once spoke at a Texas A&M Pre-Dental Society meeting opening his speech with, “Do you know why I work so hard?” He answered with a picture of his four beautiful children. This shows Dr. Ledet’s love for his family as well as dentistry. He set an example for all to follow and his love will live on in the lives of many. The Texas A&M Global Dental Brigades is welcoming contributions on behalf of Dr. Len Ledet who was an unforgettable supporter of this organization and the epitome of devotion.
$995
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0
volunteers needed

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