Mathare, Kenya - Dental

Jun 20 2023 - Jul 3 2023
Nairobi, KE

Thank you in advance for considering using your professional dental training to bless the under-resourced in Mathare Valley, Kenya this next summer. This valley of the poor is just miles away from some of the most affluent in all of Africa, and yet has over a million residents that live on less than $2 a day.  Basic dental care is virtually unheard of for the average person living there. You will be working in one of our two dental clinics at either the Pangani school, Mathare Valley, or at our boarding school in Joska some 30 miles away. Your primary patients would be the children, staff, and families of those that attend the Mission of Hope schools in those areas.  We are developing a team of dentists, hygienists, and assistants led by Dr. Tim Hedrick to work in Nairobi. Joining a micro team like this means you will spend your days doing what you have been trained to do… Dentistry, a service that will provide relief, restore smiles, and give confidence. Your trip to Kenya will end with an amazing two-day safari seeing the animals of the Serengeti/Masai Mara plains.

BEFORE YOU APPLY, check out this short information video for requirements and our team agreement. Click "Apply Now" to create an account for this web platform that manages everything about this trip, and fill out your application!

This is a Level 4 Trip:
Physically vigorous
Mostly unpaved, very uneven/hilly terrain and lots of walking with some heavy lifting
Rarely comfortable climate - sometimes hot or cold, probably no A/C.
Most of the following conditions: uncertainty, odd schedules, emotional stress, long or difficult travel days, culture shock, language barrier, jet lag, changing or rough accommodations, or simple meals.

7 going

Level 4
Tim Hedrick



Due 6/13/2023

$500.00 First Payment Due Due 3/3/2023
$900.00 Second Payment. Tickets Purchased Due 4/12/2023
$900.00 Third Payment Due Due 5/15/2023
$900.00 Final Payment Due Due 6/13/2023


Mar 4 2023

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST

All TEAMS Kick Off Required

Anaheim Campus | Commons B/C. Breakfast/Check-In at 8:30 am Zoom details to follow

This is our first training for all 2023 global trip participants. It's an exciting time to get together with travelers from all 15 teams going out this year and to meet your teammates for the first time! You'll receive critical information about managing your trip, and fundraising; and begin to learn the specifics of your particular trip. If you live out of the area and plan to join by Zoom, you will receive the links you need by email on Friday, March 3. If you live near the Las Vegas or Park Rapids campus, you get to meet with other travelers on your campus and join the Zoom meeting from there. A campus representative will send you details on this.

Apr 1 2023

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT

Global Compassion Training Retreat Required

Southern California Residents: Anaheim Campus | Commons B/C. Las Vegas, Park Rapids: Meet on your campus to join Zoom together. Other: Zoom

We will fully equip you for your trip with our valuable and practical global curriculum. You'll spend the morning learning and getting to know your teammates as well as getting up to speed on your specific trip details. Remember to bring your Trip Guide with you, you'll be taking notes! For those of you that will be joining by Zoom, look for an email at the end of the week for those links.



  1. Background check required.
  2. Interview required.


  1. Actively participate in fundraising activity.


  1. Passport Required
  2. Must work in the dental field.


  1. Once you are accepted, you'll need to complete the Global Compassion training with your team.
  2. You'll also need to take Eastside's "Next Steps" course. To sign up:


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