Join Dental Care International for a humanitarian dental service trip

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Join Dental Care International for a humanitarian dental service trip to the south Asian nation of Sri Lanka.  Our mission is to see up to 35,000 children for needs assessments and dental treatment.Three trips are planned starting this summer in July2018 and will include 2-3 trips in 2019.  

The project is based in Mullaittivu which is situated on a beautiful stretch of coast on the Indian Ocean at the northeast corner of the island.  The people in this area of the country are primarily of Tamil descent and adhere to the principles of the Hindu faith.

 DCI-Mullaittivu works in partnership with FRIDSRO, a local humanitarian organization.  The mobile dental clinic will focus its efforts in the treatment of local area children.  Volunteers work in the clinic for four and a half days, after which sightseeing will include a trip to Anaradhapura; an opportunity to participate as a guest lecturer at a CE event and a graduation ceremony in Colombo (Sri Lanka's capital), and the chance to interact with local people.  If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Mr. Dane Jonas at dane@dcare.org.  Additional information about DCI can be found on their website www.dcare.org

Sri Lanka (aka Ceylon) is a beautiful country full of luscious green, rolling hills and tea plantations originally founded in 1867 by a British man. Many of the later plantations were developed by the Scots. 


Day Location 


21 July    

Colombo.  Arrive Colombo and transit to hotel in Negombo.  Day at leisure;

                                    O/N Negombo
22 July     Negombo-Mullaittivu.  Drive from Negombo to Mullaittivu.  On arrival transfer to hotel. 
Afternoon help set up clinic and orientation. 


23-26 July Mullaittivu.  Full day working in the dental clinic in Mullaittivu.


27 July     Mullaittivu-Anaradhapura.  Half day clinic and pack-up.  Drive to  Anaradhapura and O/N.


28 July     Anaradhapura-Colombo.  Early AM tour of Anaradhapura, one of the ancient  capitals of Sri Lanka.
Late lunch and drive to Colombo.  O/N Colombo.


29 July     Colombo.  CE lecture event, followed by graduation ceremony of Class of 2018 Dental Surgery Nurse Assistants.  O/N Colombo. (B/L/D)
30 July     Colombo.  Day at leisure/departure flights for USA     



Project Cost.  The cost for participation in this service project is $1,850 per person.  The fee includes: 3 meals per day per schedule above; 2 star hotel accommodation in Mullaittivu, 3 star hotels in Colombo, Negombo and Anaradhapura; overland transportation Negombo-Mullaittivu-Anaradhapura-Colombo, and sightseeing in Anaradhapura.  While in Mullaittivu and Colombo room accommodation may be on a shared basis. 



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