Who we are
We are a non-profit international volunteer organization headquartered in Vienna, Austria with numerous volunteers from all around the world. Shortly after taking part in a volunteer dental project in Nepal in March 2016, Dr. Danijel Domic co-founded “Dentist The World” and brought the idea of dental volunteering to the archipelago of Zanzibar.
Since 2017 the Zanzibar Dental Project became a main yearly event of our organization and it allows young dental volunteers from all around the world to help people in need.
What Makes Us Different
The aspiration to help others in need is noble and volunteerism can be rewarding experince for both, volunteers and the patients, but at the same time, volunteerism can harm locals and their communities. We choose our volunteers carefully and educate them thoroughly. By signing the „Volunteer Code of Conduct“ with our participants, we make sure that our charitable work remains respectful and noble experience for both- volunteers and local communities
Dentist The World has no employees. The board members gain no financial advantage and the whole „work“ is done, literally, voluntarily.
From arising awareness about dental health, through education and co-work with local therapists, up to the dental treatment of the patients, our group of volunteers is reaching out to everyone in need of dental care and assistance. Furthermore, Dentist The World provides scholarships for volunteers as well as for local dentists and therapists.
Our major goal is to make people smile again through:
- Prevention of oral diseases (especially in children)
- Training and education of local therapists
- Outreach programs and therapy on-site
Creating a platform for dental students and qualified doctors, that renders accessible (guarantees) dental volunteer opportunities. Organizing rewarding educational projects and medical missions combined with adventurous spirit. Enabling volunteers to gain life-changing experience and bring back smiles on patients’ faces.
Dr.med.dent. Danijel Domic
Co-Founder and the head of Dentist The World. Assistant doctor at the Oral Surgery Department of the University Clinic of Dentistry of the Medical University in Vienna. Studied for 4 years in Belgrade, Serbia then moved to Vienna, Austria, where he finished 2 years of clinical work and graduated. His adventure with volunteering started in Nepal and lead to grounding own organization and enabling other people to fall in love with volunteer work.
Dr.n.med. Ewa Gieruszczak
Studied dentistry in Szczecin, Poland, where she graduated in 2013 and in 2019 obtained the title of Doctor of Medical Sciences in the domain of Pharmacology. Currently working in Vienna, Austria and specializing in Orthodontics. Ewa started volunteering with Dentist The World in 2017 in Zanzibar and simply caught the bug.
Dr.med.dent. Michael Staufer
General secretary & Ground coordinator
Dr.med.dent. Ljubomir Micic
Board member & Ambassador