Healthcare, Dental, and Advanced Practice Volunteers:
Independent medical providers include medical doctors, advanced practice providers (NP, PA, CRNA, etc.) and licensed therapists (RT, PT, OT, etc.).
CERT clinics rely on physicians, advanced practice providers (APP), dentists and dental professionals to diagnose and treat patients. Because of the nature of volunteering, the professional make-up of each trip is different. Nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists work side-by-side with our physicians and advanced practice volunteers to provide comprehensive care for our patients.
Dental care is limited in developing nations. Professional dental services greatly improve the overall health of communities abroad. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and dental students, plus non-dental volunteers work together to give patients the care they so desperately need.
All volunteers work in highly collaborative care teams that requires every team member, including students and non-medical volunteers, to care for all patients well.