B-8 Dental Outreach Programs (2010, revised 2011, 2012, 2021)
Dental Education Curriculum
For students, U.S. dental schools and predental programs that participate in a dental outreach program (e.g., international service trips, domestic service trips, volunteerism in underserved areas, etc.) it is strongly encouraged:
- To adhere to the ASDA Code of Ethics and the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct;
- To be directly supervised by dentists licensed to practice in the United States or by faculty at a U.S. CODA-accredited dental school;
- To perform only procedures for which the volunteer has received proper education and training;
- To work with administrations to determine if comparable clinical experiences may be applicable towards their school’s graduation requirements.