Volunteer Dental Projects - What's It All About?
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You can make a difference in the lives of people around the world through volunteer projects. 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.

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When: May 17, 2019
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Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road,
Rapid City, South Dakota  57701
United States
Contact: South Dakota Dental Association

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International Volunteer Dental Projects, What's It All About Anyway?

Speaker: Frank Serio, DMD

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: TBA

You can make a difference in the lives of people around the world through volunteer projects. 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.

Educational Objectives:

  • 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 US and overseas.
Biography: Dr. Francis G. Serio has been in dental education and clinical practice for over 38 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is currently a full-time staff dentist for Greene County Health Care, Inc. a Federally Qualified Health Center in eastern North Carolina. He served as the Interim Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and was a tenured Professor at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. He held tenured faculty and administrative positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Mississippi. He was inducted into the Academy of Dentistry International in 1999, the International College of Dentists in 2003, and the American College of Dentists in 2004. He has presented over 170 lectures and continuing education courses in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the Dominican Dental Mission Project.Over a span of 37 years, this project has provided in excess of $19 million of services to 63,000 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 received the 2015 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award and received the American Academy of Periodontology Humanitarian Award in 2004. He is the 2018 recipient of the Alumni of the Year- Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Serio has a wealth of experience not only in periodontics and implant dentistry but in most other phases of dentistry as well. He has written or co-authored over 40 scientific articles and four books. The most recent book, the Manual of Clinical Periodontics, was written with Dr. Charles E. (Bud) Hawley and published by Lexi-Comp (www.lexi.com) and is in its 4 th edition. Dr. Serio is married to Dr. Cheryl L. Serio, a general dentist. They have two adult children.

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



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Hicksville, Ohio 43526 U. S. A.
Tel: + 01(419) 542-0101
Email:info@adint.org

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