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Volunteer Dentist, East Central Ministries, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Organization: East Central Ministries
Contact Name: Christy Sobolik
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 133 Virginia St
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87108  
United States
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Service Area(s): Social Services, Legal, Health and Medicine, Education
Hourly Commitment:
4.0 per: Month
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One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


One Hope Centro de Vida Health Center, a program of East Central Ministries, is seeking volunteer dentists able to make a recurring commitment, at least once per month. Volunteers in this role will help us create consistent access to dental care for low-income, uninsured patients. East Central Ministries is a social justice-oriented Christian community development ministry in the International District of Albuquerque, NM. The mission of One Hope Centro de Vida is to promote the holistic wellness of the International District by creating consistent access to affordable care, improving health literacy through education, and bridging the gap between healthcare and social factors that influence health with comprehensive case management. Commitment: At least one day per month, for at least 4 hours, for 1 year or more Duties: ? Provide dental services, including cleanings, check-ups, x-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, etc. ? Educate patients about oral hygiene practices, at-home care, and regular professional cleanings ? Coordinate with Community Health Workers to facilitate the implementation of treatment plans/at-home care practices Requirements ? License to practice as a dentist in the state of New Mexico ? Passion for service ? Strong interpersonal relationship skills; comfort working in multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments ? Comfort working with interpreters ? Reliability, punctuality ? Spanish fluency or conversational skills a huge plus, but not required To apply, please visit https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/115a1922-d666-40d8-8993-8dd1f8ad3636/Activity/6590c4ba-fa00-4f77-a4d6-367f5188b2aa/1
Initially Posted: 09/24/2015
Last Updated: 05/18/2016