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Welcome to Dental Mavericks

We are a charitable dental relief organisation registered in the United Kingdom with ongoing operations in Morocco, supporting vulnerable communities


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Tasha – Dental Nurse

“Once In A Lifetime Experience”
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Aziz – Dentist

“I Want Everyone To Try It”
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Fran – Dental Hygienist

“I’ve Had The Best Week”
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Nav – Dentist

“Feels Like A Dream Come True”
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Karen – Dental Nurse

“I’ve Loved Every Minute Of It”
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Kai – Dental Therapist

“You Feel Like A Big Family”
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Joanna – Dental Nurse

“Amazing Experience”

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    An Introduction To Dental Mavericks

    Dental Mavericks (DM) is a charitable dental relief organisation registered in the United Kingdom with ongoing operations in Morocco, supporting vulnerable communities. Since 2010, the central mandate of Dental Mavericks has focused on promoting oral hygiene education and practice, and more broadly, making dental care accessible to vulnerable populations.

    Our priority is to address root causes and take people out of dental pain. Dental Mavericks also participates in cutting-edge medical research in collaboration with leading dental institutions. In all areas of Dental Mavericks’ activities, we champion an ethos of high-quality care that is patient-led and dignified.

    Our Core Programmes Form The Basis For This Mission:

    • Volunteer programme
    • Outreach programme
    • DM Clinics programme

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    Join One Of Our Trips

    We are looking for dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental nurses who would like to travel to Morocco and experience the beautiful culture, try delicious foods, meet amazing people and help end dental pain!


    See What Some Of Our Volunteers Have To Say

    Are You Ready To Help?

    I Want To Volunteer in Morocco

    If you would like to volunteer for an upcoming Dental Mavericks project, please click on the button below to discover more information.

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    I Want To Donate For Morocco

    If you would like to donate to the charity to help impoverished families in Morocco, please click on the button below.

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    Why Join One Of Our Trips?

    • End dental pain for hundreds of children⁠
    • Meet and work with a great group of people⁠
    • Experience the beautiful culture of Morocco⁠
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      Sponsor A Nurse

      It’s unfortunate that many nurses face financial challenges that limit their ability to take trips or vacations. Nurses play a crucial role in the healthcare system, providing essential care and support to patients, and dentists. In the meantime, it’s essential for clinics to show appreciation for nurses’ dedication and hard work, sponsoring them to help such causes as Dental Mavericks is a great way to help a dedicated nurse, help many people in dental pain and help promote your business all in one go.

      2030 UN Agenda For Sustainable Development

      The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

      They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

      Oral health of refugees and vulnerable communities is an essential part of the general health and is promoted by Dental Mavericks through the following SDG goals:

      SDG 1 No Poverty

      SDG 1 No Poverty

      We reduce out-of-pocket payments by refugees and vulnerable communities for dental care and we reduce their health vulnerability linked to economic, social and environmental events.

      SDD 3 Good Health And Well-Being

      SDD 3 Good Health And Well-Being

      We enhance access to quality, equitable health care services including dental services. We increase oral health workforce capacity by financing, recruitment, and training of dental nurses.
      SDG 10 Reduced Inequality

      SDG 10 Reduced Inequality

      We recognise that migration is a determinant of health and can expose refugees to multiple health risks during all phases of the migration process. Our policies respect refugees right to health to ensure equitable access to health services including dental services.

      SDG 17 Partnerships For The Goals

      SDG 17 Partnerships For The Goals

      We build partnerships by connecting countries and communities to enhance the oral health of refugees and vulnerable communities and we open discussions to include dental care in humanitarian responses. We increase the availability of data on oral health to allow the monitoring of oral health and the implementation of policies affecting the oral health needs of refugees and vulnerable communities.

      Check Out Some Of Our Testimonials

      A great opportunity to use your skills to help others. If you’re thinking of going on a DM trip go for it! I travelled to Morocco in October 2023 with a wonderful group of dental professionals, translators and the admin team. The local were wonderful and welcoming, the scenery beautiful and the food delicious. Yes, it’s hard work, but so rewarding, and there’s such a need for dental care there, the more volunteers the better. X
      Jane F.
      Jane F.
      I have just got back from a trip to Morocco with Dental Mavericks and had the most amazing experience! Everything was so well organised and felt really looked after by Cally and the team!
      Jade C.
      Jade C.
      After being back home for 2 days after spending a week with dental mavericks the adrenaline is still flowing 😄 I don’t think you can appreciate the hard work everybody puts in with helping these children until you have tried it yourself.
      It’s a mission to help as many children as possible in the the time you have which in itself is a huge accomplishment and so very rewarding.
      The people who run this are absolutely amazing and make you feel so welcome 🤗
      If anybody is hesitant about volunteering I’d say just do it because I then guarantee it wont be the last time😉
      I will definitely be back x
      Rachael S.
      Rachael S.
      So many gorgeous, happy faces. The best of times with the Mavericks team, working together was a privilege that shaped me. It was the honour of my life to be able to serve these beautiful children, helping them to smile again. I can’t wait to be back in the T-shirt again. Thank you to everyone on this trip, especially to the clinical yin to my yang Jas and to Michael who deserves credit for documenting all of these touching moments with his photography skills xxx

      #dentalcharity #dental #charity #dentaltherapist #dentalmavericks #morocco #volunteer
      Amy J.
      Amy J.
      I was lucky to participate with this organized professional organisation.
      the team was lovely and so friendly, and i will recommend all the dentist to try this amazing experience,
      till the next one, see you soon team ❤️❤️😘😘.
      Nader M.
      Nader M.
      It was great experience 🙂🙂🙂
      Hussein AlMawla
      Hussein AlMawla
      What an amazing experience I had when I volunteered to help out on one of the trips to the Rif mountains with Dental Mavericks. This was the most exhilarating and rewarding thing I have ever done. I had never been to Morocco before so I was a little apprehensive about what to expect, but I can honestly say that with all of the organisation and planning that the Dental Mavericks team do (Cally Gedge and Kerri Geddes) I need not have been worried, I was in safe hands!

      We took the ferry over to Tangier and then travelled on to Chefchouene where we stayed for 3 days. I helped out with the oral hygiene, applying the flouride to the children and sitting with them after they'd had extractions. I was amazed at how brave these children are.

      If I ever have the opportunity of returning then I wouldn't hesitate. Thank you Team Dental Mavericks, the work you do is amazing xx
      Susan W.
      Susan W.
      Every year at MPOD we have a competition, the prize is a fully paid trip to collaborate with one of Dental Mavericks’ projects. Being the newest addition to the team, you can imagine the surprise when my name was the one picked out of the bag. But even more surprising was the destination of the trip that Cally told me a bit later: Lebanon.

      I didn’t know much about this country, and most of the news from there is related to refugees. Anyway, upon arrival we received a warm welcome from Basima and her relatives. We were to spend the next week at her house and from the minute we set foot inside we were made to feel part of the family.
      My task on the trip was to take pictures, so I was able to observe as much as I wanted. What I saw was a country in a really harsh situation, but with people resolved not to lose their smiles or their will to improve their situation.

      During the trip we visited several places. A school founded by an NGO focused on Syrian refugee kids’ education. The clinic, where the professional team of Gina (nurse) and Anna (dentist), the two other volunteers, would perform treatments to anyone in need showing up at the door. And an orphanage, full of buzzing kids playing around, laughing and eager to get a picture of themselves.

      In all these places I found nothing but kindness and gratitude. From the kids, from the teachers, from the patients and from the people involved on the project. I can’t recommend the experience enough to anyone willing to help and ready to receive a dose of reality.
      Victor M.
      Victor M.
      WELL... where do I begin?! 🤯

      I can genuinely say that this trip has been AMAZING from start to finish. Every moment, every second. 💫

      I had no idea what to expect but it has surpassed any expectation I ever could have had. I’ve learned so much 🥰

      I have met people who are truly beautiful inside and out that have fully embraced me, I have seen a different way of life and can only hope to see more of and continue to learn about in the future. The work ethic of these people is like nothing I have ever come across before. 👏🏽

      I will forever be thankful for this opportunity can not wait for more in the future. 🙏🏼

      A special thank you to Gina Louise Goddard Cally Gedge Amin and Manar for everything this week from making me feel so comfortable to having me belly laughing all day long.

      My heart belongs to you dentistry and the dental mavericks particularly! ♥️
      Bethany B.
      Bethany B.
      After my second trip to Morocco with DM I’m so proud to be part of such an amazingly dedicated team working tirelessly to achieve valuable life changing treatments for all those kiddies in dental pain, and setting new goals for sustainability in future generations!
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      Justine C.
      Justine C.
      Amazing experiece would recommend anyone to do it
      Joanna D.
      Joanna D.
      Wow. So proud of this team. Worked so hard for our patients and each other. Humble enough to learn from each other and grow. Now, there’s a recipe for success. Worked side by side with my son as a clinician. Got back last night from my 14th Dental Maverick expedition. Up in remote, rural villages in the Rif mountains of Morocco getting kids out of daily pain, giving oral health education, preventive fluoride therapy and enough toothpaste and tooth brushes for the foreseeable future. 1600 benefactors!!!
      We sponsored a football tournament organised by Rif Com to build bridges and develop trust. This is really good for the soul. I’ve done a good few of these now but this was the best. If you want to get involved message me or go to www.dentalmavericks.org. It just might change your life. It did mine. And those of the kids. HERE’S TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!!
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      Chris B.
      Chris B.
      Hello everyone! I have just returned from 7 days in Morroco 🇲🇦 working within Asni alongside the Dental Mavericks. Wow what can I say what a rewarding and life changing experience! I couldn’t have wished for a nicer group of people I was working alongside an also the local village people were very welcoming an very friendly an very much respected what the Dental Mavericks team have helped them with ending their daily dental pain.
      I would totally recommend taking part in this project. I didn’t want to come back!

      I will be returning next year!! 😘😘
      Kira-Jade E.
      Kira-Jade E.
      I have just returned from a week in Asni,Morocco with the Mavericks and can honestly say its has been such a rewarding experience.I was part of an amazing group and we all got on so well we did not want to leave. The Asni community was full of wonderful people and they were all very appreciative of our time in the village getting them out of dental pain. 🥰
      Looking forward to helping on another project with you next year
      Rhonda B.
      Rhonda B.
      having done 4 trips with Mavericks I can say hand on heart no ome will regret going on a adventure with them
      changes lives including your own for the better and make amazing friends and memories !!! come on join our family xx
      Michelle R.
      Michelle R.
      Had an incredible time as part of Project Essaouira, Morocco 2019... one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever done and I miss it already. It was the dream team, thank you for looking after us so well 😊❤️
      Ayesha A.
      Ayesha A.
      We were privileged to spend 2 weeks in Lebanon Bekka Valley with DentalMavericks. It was an eye opening experience to work with refugees and children.
      DentalMavericks provides an important role providing dental care for the most disadvantaged group in this area. Well done.
      We wish you all the best. 🙂
      Amir B.
      Amir B.
      Last week I finished the project with DM in Bekka Valley. Since day 1 I got so much love and support from Cally, other volunteers and the team on the ground (not to forget Kerry who helped organise everyhting before the trip) The only downside could be you fall in love with Lebanon and can’t wait to go back.
      Marta Ż.
      Marta Ż.
      Recently returned from my first trip to Asni Morocco ( but won't be my last ).
      The Dental Mavericks are a well run charity, everything about the trip was organised and I felt very well supported by Cally and all her team. If you are looking for a rewarding trip, outside of your comfort zone but one which is an amazing, humbling experience then you should definitely sign up
      Justine Gibbons N.
      Justine Gibbons N.
      Amazing amazing AMAZING experience. I loved every minute, I would recommend it to anyone! Kerri did an amazing job for her first solo trip with a group and it was just nothing I have ever experienced. The people are lovely and are so appreciative of you being there. Working with Richard and becoming a dental nurse was wonderful and just made me want to become a dental nurse even more than before! I would definitely go back and would recommend in anyone into going! Thank you dental mavericks for an amazing trip and an experience of a life time!
      Rosie B.
      Rosie B.
      Keep up the good work !! Proud of Your amazing work
      Bouchra K.
      Bouchra K.
      Dawn N Jack E.
      Dawn N Jack E.
      I’ve been involved with Dental Mavericks for 5 years and have recently come back from my 5th project in the Rif Mountains. Over the years I’ve worked with people from all walks of life from all over the world, people who have one purpose while on these projects, to take these beautiful children out of daily dental pain. Ive made some awesome friends. It's the most incredible and fulfilling experience that I've ever been involved with and an absolute privilege to work with such inspirational people and to call myself a Maverick. Thank you Dental Mavericks for the opportunity x
      Victoria M.
      Victoria M.
      It's the most incredible and fulfilling experience that I've ever got involved in. I'm so grateful that I was given the opportunity to join the Dental Mavericks, and I can't wait to go back!
      Monica S.
      Monica S.
      What an absolute privilege for our NZ team of dental volunteers to join the Dental Mavericks in Morocco. They are a fabulous group, passionate about sparking positive and lasting change, for the Moroccan community's we worked in. If you want to add some fun and real meaning to your travels, get involved it will change you forever. �
      Gill B.
      Gill B.
      Dental Mavericks have given me a wonderful life changing experience to work alongside them in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. This is a fantastic opportunity for any Dental Professional to become involved with. It opened my eyes to the harsh reality of such huge numbers of displaced refugees. In my ignorance, I previously thought of them as homeless and poor, rather than of who they are professionally before they found themselves in the circumstances they are currently in today. Having experienced day to day life in a refugee camp, it made me connect fully with the people and gave me an understanding and awareness I wouldn't have gained otherwise. I would therefore like to thank the Dental Mavericks team for a fantastic experience that cannot be gained by simply reading about it alone. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone considering volunteering for such an amazing cause.
      Alana R.
      Alana R.
      Khalid N.
      Khalid N.
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