The Clinic utilizes volunteer dentists from the US, along with others that are willing to assist the dentists and sterilize equipment. Teams of a minimum of two dentists and two assistants staff the clinic for a minimum of one week at a time during the months of January through October. The teams are lodged and eat meals at Monte Flor. Dental teams treat patients who have been identified by the staff of Manos de Jesus. Depending on need, dentists will likely be seeing patients 4-5 days during the week.
Depending on schedule, dental teams will also have the opportunity to experience some of the other programs and experiences Manos de Jesus has to offer as well, such as the Feeding Programs, Shoe Give-aways, Widow Homes, and a trip to the Chichicastenango outdoor market. It is a remarkable experience to be able to see how these people live and to be able to offer them some relief and hope.
The individual cost for this trip is $800 per person plus airfare (which you will book yourselves). There is an additional supply fee of $100 per chair for every day in the clinic. The cost includes 6 nights of lodging at Monte Flor (plus one night of lodging in Guatemala City if necessary), all food, ground transportation, and emergency insurance should something unforeseen occur during your visit. Although we know you will find Monte Flor to be beautiful and extremely peaceful, we also believe you will truly enjoy a day trip to Lake Atitlan. See our Team Leader Guide for the cost of different projects, and or a trip to Lake Atitlan.
If you have a desire to serve others, experience something life changing and want to make a difference in the world, contact the Niergarths or our administration to discuss a date or inquire more about this opportunity. They can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.