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Welcome to Global Dental Relief

At Global Dental Relief, our mission is to bring free dental care to children around the globe, in Nepal, India, Guatemala, Mexico, Kenya, Cambodia and Kentucky. Teams of volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and general volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools and remote villages.

Global Dental Relief programs extend this reach by delivering toothbrushes and oral health education in schools between clinics and by providing critical nutrition to children in high-need situations.

Join us today — volunteers serving children in need around the world!

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Project Locations

Global Dental Relief is thrilled to work in many different countries and cultures, and we invite you to join us. Learn more about the areas we serve.

Kenya

We are partnered with the Chogoria Hospital Dental Clinic.

Cambodia

Join us in beautiful Cambodia, where we have worked since 2013.

Nepal

Nepal is the location of our first dental clinic, established in 2001.

Guatemala

Choose either our San Martín Jilotepeque or Antigua location

Ladakh, India

Ladakh, India

We are honored to have been serving children in Ladakh since 2004.

Mexico

Join us in our newest location — amazing Mexico!

Appalachia

We are partnered with SmileFaith Foundation in our first domestic location.

Wolfgang Pfannenstiel

What Volunteers Say

After my first dental volunteer trip I was sure to do this continuously no matter what! This is helping kids in need effectively. This is having enjoyable conversations with new friends. This is creating unforgettable memories. So in my specific case the letters GDR stand for the German Dentist Returns :)”

- Wolfgang Pfannenstiel, Dentist, Germany

Darshani Khosla

Global Dental Relief makes sure children are receiving continuous care and that clinics are run efficiently and with the highest ethical standards. They take care of every detail on your service trip — I plan to volunteer with them for years to come!

- Darshani Khosla, Dentist, Texas

Carol Lim

What Partners Say

Thank you Global Dental Relief! Nothing compares to the efforts and impact of your volunteer overseas programs, working hard to bring healthy smiles to children.

- Carol Lim, Vice President of Business Development, Cranberry U.S.A

TJ Gabriels

I plan my whole year around these opportunities to volunteer abroad. I love travel with a purpose, being more than a tourist and making a small, positive mark in the world. This organization has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and has really helped broaden my world view.

- TJ Gabriels, Lawyer and General Volunteer, New York

Michael Pasoff

As a dentist, I have treated and cared for many patients, however, nothing can compare to the sense of fulfilment when volunteering your time and skill to ease the pain and suffering of others. It never ceases to amaze me what can be accomplished when surrounded by dedicated, caring and talented volunteers, such as those I met in past international dental clinics with GDR.

- Michael Pasoff, Dentist, Montreal, Canada

Nour Shehadeh

I am honored and grateful to help these amazing children, meet incredible people, explore their culture and change children’s lives for the better. I look forward to many service trips with GDR in the future.

- Nour Shehadeh, Dental Hygienist, Illinois

Peggy Lamm

If you want to literally change lives, this is a great way to do that. Our work with Global Dental Relief produced more real good than all the other cumulative good works I’ve helped with through the rest of my life.

- Peggy Lamm, CEO Colorado Mesa University Foundation and General Volunteer, Colorado

Our Impact by the Numbers

Children

Why Dental Care?

Many children globally live without access to dental care. Small cavities grow into serious decay and infection. Children in pain are unable to sleep, eat properly or pay attention in school. GDR volunteers restore children to bright smiles and an ability to thrive.

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Dental mission trips offer various chances to work alongside licensed dentists to gain valuable practical experience! In many developing countries across Africa , Asia , and South America , many underprivileged communities have insufficient knowledge on proper oral hygiene or limited access to healthcare . Therefore, they are more likely to suffer from oral diseases.

As a volunteer abroad, you will assist qualified dentists during check-ups or visit rural areas to raise awareness of dental hygiene. Are you ready to share your knowledge and passion for dentistry with other fellow dentists and dental students on a medical mission trip ? Then sink your teeth into one of our dental mission trips abroad and be the one who put the bright smile on your patient’s lips!

Assistant for Medical Work

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India Medical Volunteers

Gain practical experience and insight on the medical program in India, whilst bringing support to a large population and under resourced facilities. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="1" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

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Local Medical, Healthcare, & Clinical Experience

Healthcare providers, & Dentistry professionals are always in high demand in the communities we are serving.Gain volunteer experience with us in humanitarian Aid in Kenya landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="3" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

Work as a nurse or doctor

As a medical volunteer in Nepal with NVDP Volunteer. You will have a wonderful opportunity to gain first hand experience and insight into Nepal health care landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="4" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

Dental Shadowing in clinics

Shadow dentists & nurses in Greek dental clinics for up to 40 hours per week. Rotate between different specialties & surgeries. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="5" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

Dental Assistant for Local Communities

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Dentist Assistant

Dentists are encouraged to contribute to oral health. Work alongside trained Dentists and support children and adults during basic and complex procedure. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="7" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

Dental Care Assistant

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Observe local professionals and perform routine tasks in various departments as you work directly with doctors & nurses to heal patients in & around cities in Ghana. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="9" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

Medical assistance in a public hospital

Volunteering project in government-owned primary healthcare facility with 45 beds, serving 150-200 outpatients daily. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="10" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

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Medical volunteering in Tanzania will be a great opportunity for all pre-med, medical and nursing students to know and learn about the healthcare system of Tanzania. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="13" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

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If you are a student looking for dentistry work experience in another country, then our Dentistry internship in Ghana is for you. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="14" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

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Assist with Medical Campaigns

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Volunteer as a dentist with Ucesco Africa mostly in the slums, marginalized areas in Kenya.The people in these areas are Vulnerable with no ability to access dental care. landing-page#addSelectItemEventToDataLayer" data-landing-page-item-index-param="18" class="text-[#3399CC] ssm:hidden"> Details >

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Dental Volunteer Abroad Programs

Dental Volunteer Abroad Programs

Are you looking for dental volunteer opportunities or dental mission trips that enable you to travel and give back while gaining practical dentistry experience abroad?

International Volunteer HQ offers trusted and affordable dental volunteer abroad opportunities for dentistry students, dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants, as well as pre-dental volunteer opportunities.

Every year, we are trusted to place hundreds of international dentistry volunteers across our dental volunteer projects in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru and India.

IVHQ is the number one choice for dental student volunteer opportunities, with more than 16 years experience in organizing dental volunteer programs for students and professionals at every stage and skill level.

  • Choose from 4 Dentistry programs across 4 destinations worldwide

Suitable for dentistry students, dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and pre-dentistry students

Gain practical international dentistry experience alongside qualified local professionals

Help provide dental care to people and communities with limited access to dental care

Why do dental volunteering abroad with IVHQ?

Program fees from only $465.

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Aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Accommodation, meals, orientation & in-country support included

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International dental volunteer specialties with IVHQ

International dental volunteer specialties with IVHQ

IVHQ’s dental volunteer opportunities abroad enable you to gain hands-on experience in dentistry across a variety of settings, including dental clinics, community clinics and dental outreach programs. IVHQ dental volunteers may also have the opportunity to work within schools, educating children about the importance of oral health and dental hygiene. Your scope of dental volunteer work will vary depending on your qualification, previous experience and the needs of your placement, but you’ll always be supported by qualified dentistry and healthcare professionals.

Best dental volunteer opportunities abroad

Volunteer on the Healthcare project in Costa Rica with IVHQ

Dentistry in San Jose

Program Fees from $560 for 1 week

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Dentistry in Antigua

Program Fees from $465 for 1 week

Volunteer on the Dentistry project in Kerala, India with IVHQ

Dentistry in Kerala

Program Fees from $690 for 2 weeks

Volunteer on the Medical project in Cusco with IVHQ

Dentistry in Cusco

Pre-dentistry & dentistry student volunteer opportunities

Pre-dentistry & dentistry student volunteer opportunities

If you’re just starting your dentistry studies and looking at dental student volunteer opportunities, we have an extensive range of dental volunteer programs for both pre-dent and dentistry students in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru and India. Our Health Education program in Bali also provides the opportunity to work within schools or run health campaigns, teaching local children about oral hygiene best practices.

We’re also experienced in organizing Dental Campaigns for dental students or professionals looking to volunteer abroad as a group. To learn more about volunteering abroad as a group of dental students, connect with the IVHQ Groups team .

Alternatively, if you’re looking to experience a dental trip abroad in an internship setting, check out the full range of international Dentistry internships available through our global internships division, Intern Abroad HQ.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Good mental and physical health is key to sustainable development and building healthy and happy communities. Now more than ever, we must increase access to free healthcare and health education across the globe to achieve an acceptable standard of living and wellbeing for all.

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Creating Healthy Smiles In Low-Income Communities​

Offering dental volunteer opportunities to bring essential care and education to communities that need it most. Your skills can change lives.

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Bringing Dental Care to Communities That Need It Most

Welcome to Smiles Movement, a specialized division of the MEDLIFE , committed to delivering essential dental care to underserved communities in Peru & Ecuador. Our mission is simple: bring back smiles to those who don’t have the means to create their own. Through dental mobile clinics, follow-up dental care, and volunteer spirit, we have touched the lives of thousands who previously lacked access to even basic dental care.

More Than a Mission Trip

The Smiles Movement Service Learning Trips provides free, high-quality dental care directly to communities that lack access to basic services. Staffed by local practitioners from the MED Dental clinic , students will work directly with dental professionals to provide quality care.

Volunteers function in a variety of roles including:

  • Patient registration
  • Station set-up
  • Instrument preparation
  • Shadow dentists throughout procedures like extractions, fillings, and cleanings
  • Lead adolescent dental education workshops.

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The Smiles Movement Difference

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Listening to Community Needs

In MEDLIFE’s classic Service Learning Trips, the dental station is consistently one of the most-requested services, but the dentists are only able to treat 15 patients a day. The high demand led to the creation of the Dental Service Learning Trip through Smiles Movement, a Service Learning Trip dedicated entirely to the type of health services the communities want and need!

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Working hand in hand with Local Professionals

Our Dental Service Learning Trips are staffed by local doctors and nurses. Because they speak the language, understand local systems, and provide culturally sensitive care, our patients take confidence in the work we do and the services we provide.

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Education Beyond the Doctor’s Office

The MEDLIFE Dental Service Learning Trips do more than treat the immediate dental issues patients face. Our volunteers spend a day in a local school educating students on dental health and self-care topics to raise awareness, break stigmas, and provide kids with the tools to lead healthier lives.

Our Smiles Service Learning Trips

We organize multiple dental service trips each year to various locations in Peru & Ecuador.  Here’s what you can expect from a Smiles Movement trip:

Detailed orientation and training on dental care and community outreach. Community organizing workshops to prepare volunteers for effective engagement with local communities.

During the Trip

Conduct dental screenings, teeth cleanings, fillings, and when necessary, more complex procedures such as extractions. Host oral health education workshops for local communities.

Our established dental clinic in Peru serves as a permanent site for follow-up care, making sure that the communities we touch continue to have access to essential dental services.

Building a Brighter Future Together

We carefully choose our destinations to maximize impact, focusing on areas where the need for dental care is the most urgent. Currently, our missions target three key locations: Lima and Cusco in Peru, and Riobamba in Ecuador. Each of these cities presents its own set of challenges and opportunities for transformative dental care.

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As the capital city, Lima offers a mix of urban and suburban communities that suffer from unequal access to dental care. Our work in Lima focuses on both immediate care and educational workshops to promote long-term oral health.

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco’s rich history contrasts sharply with the dental health inequities faced by its rural communities. Our teams often trek into remote areas to provide essential dental services, armed with portable dental equipment and a strong resolve.

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Riobamba, Ecuador

Situated in the Andean mountain range, Riobamba is a city where healthcare resources are notably limited. Our dental clinic in Riobamba acts as a crucial center for both immediate procedures and follow-up care.

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Get in touch with us to learn how you can be a part of the Smiles Movement Service Learning Trips to Peru & Ecuador.

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Each year, we send 45 to 55 teams around the world to countries including El Salvador, East Africa, I*dia, the Pacific, Nicaragua, Central Asia, the Middle East and many others. We encourage you to browse through our available trip opportunities to find the trip best suited to fit your needs. Unless noted as a specialty team, all trips welcome physicians, dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, optometrists, nurses, techs, students, interpreters and non-medical volunteers.

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Dental Mission Trips and Humanitarian Aid Trips Benefit Everyone

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Community Dental Partners believes in the value of dental service for patients who need it most. That means establishing practices where patients  don’t have easy access to dentists . Sometimes, it also means reaching out to serve underserved areas worldwide. That’s why we organize yearly dental mission trips abroad. Dental mission trips are great for the patients they help and provide enriching experiences for the doctors who participate.

Dental Mission Trips Benefit Patients Who Need Treatment

Oral disease is a universal human experience that crosses all geographic and demographic boundaries. The   WHO  Global Oral Health Status Report   (2022) estimated that oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion people worldwide, with 3 out of 4 people affected living in middle-income countries. Globally, an estimated 2 billion people suffer from caries of permanent teeth, and 514 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth. 

Most of a dental mission will be spent treating caries and gum disease. However, you may also see severe diseases and disorders while working on a dental trip abroad, which we generally do not see in the U.S. Noma, for example, is a severe necrotizing disease that affects children. Specifically, children suffering from malnutrition, poor oral hygiene, compromised immune systems, and extreme poverty are at risk. It is usually fatal if left untreated and can cause severe disfigurement even with treatment.

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Cleft lip and palate cases are also comparatively more common in underserved areas of the world. While these disorders are mainly genetic, poor maternal nutrition and tobacco and alcohol consumption during pregnancy (all more common in areas with higher poverty rates) can increase risk factors. Corrective surgery and adequate prenatal care are more difficult to access in high-poverty settings. Access to dental surgeons can mean life or death for many children in some areas of the world. In general, dentistry is one of the most underserved healthcare fields worldwide. This is especially true in remote and impoverished communities. That means many patients on dental mission trips may never have seen a dentist before. They’ll benefit significantly from learning even basic dental home care techniques. Your service may mean the difference between reclaiming their health or living with irreversible health costs.

The Psychological Benefits of Service

Service of any kind has been repeatedly proven to benefit our mental and emotional health. Altruistic behavior decreases stress, anxiety, and even depression symptoms. Participating in service to help others can also boost your immune system and increase longevity! Most people who participate in a service program abroad can attest to the psychological and emotional boost they experience during their service tenure. Volunteers report a greater sense of purpose, life satisfaction, self-confidence, and sense of identity.

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However, these  psychological benefits  run even deeper for dentists. Many dentists report that mission trips and dental volunteer programs help renew their enthusiasm for the field when they feel run down. During the daily grind of dental practice, many clinicians feel overwhelmed by the routine. Dentists who own practices may feel like they’re drowning in the  administrative side of the practice . Volunteer dental service can remind you of the reasons you started on this road to begin with. Refocusing on compassion and hope to improve others’ lives can reignite your passion for the job and  avoid burnout .

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Benefits for Your Career: Dental Mission Trips Are a Valuable Experience!

Beyond altruism and feeling good about your work, dental mission trips can give you essential practical experience. Your interpersonal skills can make or break your success as a dentist. There is no better way to hone your patient management strategies than working in an unfamiliar environment. Navigating language barriers can also be a powerful skill. Working with patients who are completely outside their comfort zone in the dental setting will also prepare you for patients with anxiety back home.

Dental mission trips and humanitarian aid trips are beneficial to the people we serve, as well as to our doctors. Learn more about valuable dental mission trips that benefit everyone involved.

By its very nature, dental volunteerism will require you to achieve excellent patient management. Don’t worry; you won’t be going it alone. If you join a well-run program like ours here at CDP, you’ll have plenty of support when needed. But there is no substituting experience when it comes to perfecting your chairside manner. As many of your patients will be first-timers, or at best, less experienced in the dental chair than your average patient in the U.S., you’ll become more confident in your ability to calm anxious and uncomfortable patients.

True leadership is one of the  key traits that can make you a great dentist . That means leading by example and showing your team the kind of calm confidence and positive outlook you expect from them. Dental volunteerism may put you in a position of leadership for a team you’ve only just met. You’ll need to connect with them, demonstrate your competence as a leader, and maintain positive interactions with your support team when things go wrong. All of these experiences will serve you amazingly in your career.

Dental Mission Trips Can Benefit Healthcare Projects in the Area

Volunteer missions do have one shortfall: they’re ultimately temporary. You’ll do as much good as possible while there, but what happens to your patients after you return home? Fortunately, you may be able to extend the benefit of your presence even after you leave.

Many dental and medical missions partner with local practitioners in the area who may need more training and knowledge you gained in dental school. They can benefit greatly from many aspects of your education. For example, teaching sterilization techniques and hygiene protocols can help improve safety and infection prevention when your patients must return to local caretakers. 

You can also educate teachers and community outreach personnel on how to teach oral hygiene and home care and increase basic dental knowledge in the community for better long-term outcomes. Partnering with community leadership is one more way to improve the dental well-being of those who can benefit from your volunteer work.

Community Dental Partners believes in the power of dental service. We reach out to our local communities to improve access to care for the underserved here at home. Regular dental mission trips abroad extend the reach of our service to even more vulnerable people to help them reclaim their oral health.  Schedule a call with a Hiring Manager  to learn more about joining our next humanitarian trip!

Dr. Chad Evans

Dr. Chad Evans is the Clinical Chair, Co-Founder, and owner of Smile Magic Dentistry and Braces™ and CDP. Their mission is to create an extraordinary and enjoyable dental experience for kids, their families, and especially the underserved.

He began working in the dental industry at eleven when he went to work in his father’s dental lab. His deep love of serving those in need started a short time later after a service mission to Chile as a late teen.

Dr. Evans attended Creighton Dental School and partnered with his friend from childhood, where they grew from one practice to a dental brand stretching across Texas. They remain dedicated to their vision and mission to do dentistry differently, innovate in their industry, and serve the underserved.

He lives in Texas with his wife and seven children. He enjoys family time, aviation, off-road racing, metal fabrication, Constitutional studies, camping, and adventures when not working.

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Undergrad Students

Medical mission trips for college students: undergraduate students, pre-med students, pre-dental students, nursing students – gain valuable experience to take your education to the next level.

Since 2002, International Medical Relief has been sending volunteer medical teams to provide valuable medical and dental care in developing countries. We send teams on 4 to 14-day missions to more than 80 different countries around the world providing medical, dental, and surgical care where it is needed most. Longer-term missions are also available!

Why Medical Mission Trips with IMR?

Medical mission trips for college students from international medical relief offer a unique insight into the rewards and demands of a professional health career..

  • Learn through a combination of mentoring, observation, and tutorials
  • Gain insight into the rewards and demands of a medical career
  • Care for patients under the direct supervision of licensed medical professionals
  • Participate in clinics in a variety of patient care roles
  • Earn 80-110 clinical hours of experience plus a certificate of participation from IMR - Learn More
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Learning opportunities.

All providers on IMR medical mission trips for college students are responsible for teaching IMR student volunteers and local health care students as time allows. You will have learning opportunities every day and gain valuable experience in patient care.

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Well and sick care shadowing and scribing, laboratory and respiratory therapy, wound care and minor procedures, diagnosis equipment, community health education, patient transports and home visits, statistics and pre-packing medications, clinical trials.

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Dental Missions Foundation

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During the summer of 2017 three women came together on a dental mission trip to Honduras. The women had only a few things in common, their love for dental hygiene, their interest in sharing their clinical skills over the world, and their faith. What started as an unclear partnership and deep friendship, developed into what is now, the Dental Missions Foundation. 

The three women stated their mission journey together as a partnership that summer, as they spent a week together taking care of children in Honduras. The week was filled with dental hygiene, learning, sharing, growing, and loving on others. The women had no idea at that time what their partnership would grow into. 

Three very different women, from different places, in different stages in life, with different perspectives, and different life missions, brought together to make the impact of helping others more possible for other volunteers. 

Now, five years later, the partnership is much clearer and the opportunities abound. Join us on a life changing experience as we continue to grow our partnership and live our missions! 

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Andrea Tresner, RDH, MSDH

Andrea Tresner is a practicing dental hygienist in Kansas City where she lives with her husband. She works with many local dental charities in Kansas City including Team Smile, Medical Missions Foundation, and the Special Olympics. Her international mission work experiences started in 2017 with a trip to the Dominican Republic with her beloved Aunt and over 300 other medical professionals. The trip changed her life and she made an immediate commitment to serve others through dental hygiene all over the world. Since her first mission, she has also missioned in Honduras, and lead two dental hygiene teams to Guatemala. She enjoys spreading her excitement over international missions with others.

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Yomaira Rosas, RDH

Yomaira Rosas is a practicing dental hygienist in various locations of Kansas. She has traveled with various teams to Guatemala and Honduras. She is fluent in Spanish and has a love for children. Her passion to serve and lead gives anyone around her comfort. She has been helping people to put their best smile forward. As an active community hygienist, she spends time in clinic as well as traveling around the state and abroad to encourage healthy habits. 

Her motivation to enter the field started as a teenager. She strongly believes that healthy oral hygiene habits start early on, and she emphasizes this point to patients, students, and families. 

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Travel with purpose, learn through service

We can empower underserved communities in central america by providing affordable and accessible medical, dental and veterinary care.

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Medical program.

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Volunteering in the medical program will allow pre-health students to gain hands-on, culturally and clinically immersive training where they are provided the opportunity to work side by side with local physicians in diagnosing, treating, and educating patients.

Dental Program

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Provide individualized, patient-oriented care, side by side with local dental physicians, and develop basic dental techniques, identify anatomic structures, and understand the importance of implementing a dental education to promote healthy communities.

Veterinary Program

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Volunteering in the Veterinary program will allow students to assist in controlling animal overpopulation in communities by offering high-quality spay/neuter clinics and animal welfare education, through a hands-on and interactive experience.

Veterinary Training Center

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The IVTC in Costa Rica is designed for advanced veterinary students and recent graduates who want to enhance their surgical and clinical skills by providing high-quality, ethical, and low-cost spay and neuters to local animal shelters. 

Vida has made me realize my passion for service. It sparked something huge for me and I cannot stop here.

"Volunteered with VIDA twice now during spring break, and I plan to go back again. Not only does this organization create such beautiful experiences with indulging in a new culture, but they inspire me again and again every trip."

Joining Vida has helped me discover my passion for not just becoming a doctor, but to inspire others to chase their dreams as well.

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Giving Back

Our families, colleagues, and communities sustain us in good times and bad. At Heartland Dental and in our supported offices across the country, we strive to honor that support by giving back to the people and places we love. Volunteer work and community service are rewarding endeavors that go together with our ongoing investment in our people, our industry, and our communities.

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Local Support

Supported offices give back.

Dentistry is about service, compassion, and care for the people around us. It’s why the teams at so many of our supported offices donate time and resources to local charities and organizations. Many supported offices also organize and host charitable giving programs like My Free Smile and Free Dentistry Day.

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My Free Smile is an organization that helps people transform their self-image and health through dental care they otherwise would not have access too. Participating Heartland Dental supported offices are proud to be part of this life-changing program.

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Launched in 2010, Free Dentistry Day has helped more than 8,000 patients in communities around the country enjoy brighter, healthier smiles. Many Heartland Dental supported offices participate in the program and more join the initiative each year.

Corporate Giving

Volunteer work & community service.

Through charitable giving and volunteer work throughout the year, Heartland Dental strives to set a good example and make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work, and serve.

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  • Blood Drives throughout the year
  • Relay For Life® events
  • Mentor programs for elementary students in local school districts
  • CEO Program for high school students in Effingham County, Illinois
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Leadership Development

Training tomorrow's leaders.

Heartland Dental is committed to building a brighter future for our industry—not just our team members. Through various programs and seminars, we provide opportunities for dental and hygiene students to advance their clinical, leadership, and business skills.

Future Dental Leaders

Heartland Dental’s LAUNCH events are our premier leadership events for dental students currently in their third or fourth year of dental school. Through seminars, panels, and hands-on training, LAUNCH participants will be better able to launch their professional dental careers after graduation.

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Living Our Values

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Being there for each other is part of our culture. We value all our team members and strive to support them in the good times and bad. The Heartland Dental Foundation’s Economic Hardship Program helps Heartland Dental team members get back on their feet after a disaster, emergency, or illness. In the summer of 2022, the Foundation is broadened its support further by sponsoring its first Dental Mission trip to Honduras.

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“Our goal is to show the people of Vietnam that God shows His love and mercy for his people through others and how His works are unending.”

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Dear MOHVN members and friends,

In light of the continuing global expansion of Covid Delta Variant, we will not be planning a mission trip for the year 2022.

As the pandemic continues on in 2021 and beyond, the time has not yet come to safely restart our mission in Vietnam.

There are many reasons behind this decision to delay the mission trip further. Vietnam continues to battle the pandemic, resulting in uncertainty for any travel planning. Vaccination rates for the underserved people will likely remain low, with dependence on the government to have vaccines available for them. Lastly, the local health departments are unsure when they will be allowed to issue working permits for non profit organisations to provide free health care services in rural areas.

It is still not safe for our group to return to Vietnam in the Summer 2022. Yet, we will continue to reach out to the villagers through our Medicine Cabinets.

Hien & Huong Tran Mission of Hope Vietnam www.facebook.com/mohvn email: [email protected] website: http://MissionOfHopeVN.com Tel. 918 289 5035

Dental – Medical Mission Trip Recap 2018

Dear Mission of Hope Vietnam team members, friends and supporters,

It is with tremendous happiness that we report about our completed, successful, and blessed 2018 Mission Trip. We are so thankful to our volunteers and donors for allowing us to make such a positive impact last summer.

Our mission  brought us to several villages along the Southern border of Vietnam. We were overjoyed to meet and serve the people of these remote communities – some of which even lacked clean drinking water.

Over the course of 6 days, we helped treat a total of 3,272 patients and distributed over 2,450 gifts to the poor in Bạc Lieu, Soc Trang and Đồng Nai.  Although this is a fair amount of people, it is the love and care of each team member that is more important than the numbers of patients served.

We want to share some videos of what our mission looks like in person. Here are our dentists and volunteers serving at a Khmer church in Soc Trang.

Below is footage of our doctors and volunteers treating patients at a church in Dong Nai.

This video shows our pharmacy department filling prescriptions for patients at a church in Dong Nai.

This is a video of the Oven community gathered outside the local church awaiting treatment.

Here are a few photos of the fun and hardworking 2018 mission team.  These 42 volunteers are who made this an enjoyable and successful mission.

Thank you to everyone for all the love and hope you brought to the people we met during the 2 week journey.  It has been a blessing to serve with such kind and selfless hearts.  We hope to see you again in the next mission in 2020!

Dental Medical Mission 2016 Recap

As we prepare our hearts for the upcoming trip this year, I just want to take a moment to review what God has already done through MOHVN over the years. The video above captured some of our best moments of our 2016 trip. Please review and share with friends to raise awareness and prayer for our upcoming trip .

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MOHVN Medical – Dental Mission Trip 2018

I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

Dear MOHVN team members, friends and supporters,

Many of us come from a disadvantaged background and remember how somewhere along our struggles, an individual has reached out and touched our lives through a random acts of kindness. Fueled by the same spirit, the MOHVN mission team will return to Vietnam again in summer 2018 to reach out and help vulnerable and underserved people in Vietnam villages.

We would like to officially announce the dates of the 2018 Dental & Medical Mission Trip. We will leave USA Saturday June 23rd and return Sunday July 8th, 2018. We cordially invite all the team members to join us on this trip, so that we may continue to help and bring hope to the poor villagers and less fortunate in Vietnam. The healthcare service locations will be in Southern areas: Cà Mau, Sóc Trăng, Bạc Liêu. The vacation days is proposed on Sat. June 30th and Sunday July 1st at Phu Quoc island.

We will send out the Consent Form in October for those who are interested in joining our 2018 mission team. From our past experience, the ideal group would be around 30 members serving around 300 patients a day. Therefore, we are always in need of dentists, physicians, pharmacists and nurses. If you are in the health care profession, please make plans to join us on this mission trip. Besides the health care professionals, we will also need many volunteers to help out. If you are interested of joining the Mission 2018 Team, please let us know as soon as possible.

The estimated land cost in Vietnam for two weeks will be around $1,200 including transportation, hotel, food, drink, tips,etc.. The roundtrip airfare from USA to Vietnam varies from $1,200 to $1,600 depending where you depart from.

May God Bless your kind heart in helping and bring hope to the poor in Vietnam.

Hien & Huong Tran Mission Of Hope Vietnam website:  http://MissionOfHopeVN.com email: [email protected]

KHE SANH (6-29-16)

Thanks God for the opportunity to serve the impoverished people at Khe Sanh, northwestern of Quang Tri, near DMZ and Ho Chi Minh Trail at Lao’s border. This was our second stop of the mission trip on (6/29/16).

We spent the whole day here to treat 320 patients and dispense 650 Rx prescriptions. Dental department with 4 dentists had seen 160 patients and extracted 185 tooth. We also distributed 200 bags of rice to minority group of Van Kieu. We were so happy to see so many smiles and happy faces of the villagers after receiving dental and medical treatment with bags of medicine and rice on their hands.

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me” Mathew 25:45.

TU AN BUDDHIST TEMPLE (6/27/16)

Thanks to the prayer and support of relatives, friends and supporters, the MOHVN mission team came back home safe and sound. We served 2,724 patients in this mission trip at 8 different locations.

We would like to share some pictures of our first stop at Tu An Buddhist Temple in Ba Ria, Vung Tau.  On Monday June 27, after the Team Building Conference, we came to visiting and providing  medical – dental care for the orphans at the temple. After the services, we organized a party and gave some gifts to twenty excellent students of the year.  We also donated some cash to help the orphans buying school supplies.

God Bless, HnHTran

Support for Trieu Phong Blind Association

Dear friends and supporters,

MOHVN is supporting the Trieu Phong Blind Association (TPBA) in Trieu Phong, Quang Tri by sponsoring the purchase of machines to manufacture incense sticks. This will allow the organization to be more efficient and increase revenue which in turn improves the standard of living for their members.

Since 2002, members of TPBA have been gathering daily to make the brooms and toothpicks by hand. Many members rely on the profits generated by these products to support their families. For many of the members, this is the only job that they are qualified to do, only making about $1.95 USD per day ($1,300,000 Dong VN/a month). Unfortunately, the revenue generated by brooms and toothpicks alone are not enough to sustain the basic needs of everyday living for the members.

TPBA wishes to raise enough money to buy new machines to manufacture incense sticks to increase revenue.  They feel that this could drastically improve the income and the lives of many of their members. MOHVN has committed to assist in the ordering and installation of the new machines as well as training the TPBA membres to start the production lines.

If you wish to join MOHVN in fulfilling the dream of TPBA, please contact us by email for details: [email protected] .   Please also see the attached photos demonstrating the work of TPBA members.

“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do onto me” Mathew 25:45

Hien & Huong Tran Mission Of Hope Vietnam website: http://MissionOfHopeVN.com email: [email protected]

Mission of Hope Vietnam 2016 Summary and Reflection

MoHVN leaders Mr.  & Mrs. Hiền Hương had spent much time and effort in preparation for our return to our beloved country specifically in Central Vietnam for our charity work. In all, 35 volunteers made this trip. Our destinations included The Orphanage Tu An Ba Ria, Khe Sanh Church, Tri Buu Church, Bo Lieu Church, Dien Sanh Church, Son Thuy Church-A Luoi, Cay Da Church, and Nhat Dong Church-Phong Dien. We directly helped the villagers by administering to the sick and distributing medication.  We also provided dental examinations and teeth extraction, we also delivered reading glasses to those in need. Along with our charity work, MoHVN was able to present to numerous families a gift which included rice, instant noodle, fish sauce, sugar, and cash.

Though gifts from MoHVN were not substantial, the love and care for our sisters and brothers touched all of us more than anything else. Out of love for those in need, the volunteers readily left behind their families and jobs and sacrificed their time to make this long journey.

Every morning as we traveled to our destination, we prayed and sang: “Whatever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me”. The verse in this song really helped us to live the words of God and to see God’s image in all the brothers and sisters we encountered. Witnessing the joy on the faces of those in need, we all felt blessed and were filled with gratitude to have had the opportunity do The Lord’s work.  Thank you God for making our hearts much much bigger, so we can show our love and serve others.

We would like to use this opportunity to express our sincere thank to all our donors, benefactors who contributed and to make this trip possible. The money you donated allow us to purchase enough medicine, equipment, supplies, and all the gifts. We thank you for your unending support of MoHVN.  We ask that you keep our organization in your prayers.  As always, any amount of donation that you can give to help us continue to fund this charity work in 2018 is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much and may God bless you and your family.

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Khánh & Anh-Tú Nguyễn

Tề-Long & Xuân Trần

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Mission of Hope Vietnam 2016 Trip Announcement!

We would like to officially announce the dates of the  2016 Dental & Medical Mission  Trip.   We will leave USA  Saturday June 25 th   and return  Sunday July 10 th,  2016 . We cordially invite all the team members to join us on this trip, so that we may continue to help and bring hope to the poor villagers and the unfortunates in Vietnam.     

We will send out the Consent Form in October for those who are interested in joining our 2016 mission team.  From our past experience, the ideal group would be around 30 members in serving around 300 patients a day.  Therefore, w e are always in need for dentists, physicians, pharmacists and nurses.  If you are in the health care profession, please make plans to join us on this mission trip.  Besides the health care professionals, we will also need many volunteers to help out.  If  you are interested of joining the Mission 2016 Team, please let us know as soon as possible.

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We were blessed to serve over 2,700 people this year!

2014 MOHVN Medical & Dental Mission Patient Report

Pictures of our previous trips are posted on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/mohvn

Dental-Expo 2022

  • Modern aspects of the treatment of the dentoalveolar system with an interdisciplinary approach. Dentist, osteopath, speech therapist, physiotherapist (heads: Persin L.S., Mokhov D.E., Chechin A.D., Postnikov M.A.);
  • Inflammatory diseases of bone tissue in the maxillofacial region. Diagnosis, treatment (supervisor Ivanov S.Yu.)
  • The art of dental photography (Chikunov S.O., Shcherbakov V.);
  • Three-dimensional technologies in diagnostics and treatment in outpatient dentistry (heads Ryakhovsky A.N., Chibisova M.A.);
  • Problematic issues of periodontics and implantology (supervisors Orekhova L.Yu., Atrushkevich V.G.);
  • Forensic medical examination in dentistry (headed by Yaremenko A.I., Soikher M.I., Trunin D.A.);
  • Round table "Basics and procedure for monitoring the safety of medical devices. Responsibility of the manufacturer, supplier, clinic manager and doctor - where is the line? (heads Yaremenko A.I., Pavlenko I.V.);
  • Creation of a transparent incisal edge with finishing contouring (supervisor Vinokur A.A.);
  • Digital technologies in dentistry (supervisor Popov N.V.);
  • Evaluation of the quality of gnathological treatment (supervisor Bulycheva E.A.)
  • Modern aesthetic and functional restoration and practical endodontics - interdisciplinary parallels of the health of the dentoalveolar system (supervisor Mitronin A.V.);
  • Prevention of dental diseases (heads Kuzmina I.N., Admakin O.I.)
  • in creating conditions for increasing the share of domestic medical equipment and consumables that are in demand in the domestic and foreign markets;
  • in the implementation of the plan for equipping and re-equipping medical institutions with domestic medical equipment in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
  • in creating a system of technological cooperation between Russian enterprises of the medical industry.
  • Oldismed (Republic of Belarus) is the official dealer of the HUGE Dental brand (dental materials, artificial teeth, CAD/CAM consumables;
  • ASA DENTAL, Italian manufacturer of instruments for dentistry;
  • China's largest dental CAD/CAM supplier SHENZHEN UP3D TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.;
  • a leading manufacturer of dental materials in India, Prevest DenPro Limited; manufacturer of dental silicone impression materials in South Korea since 2005, NEOSIL CO. LTD;
  • Bonegraft from Turkey introduced the Powerbone brand - its own developments in the field of synthetic bone and cartilage tissues;
  • DAI ICHI CORPORATION (Pakistan) - manufacturer of medical instruments;
  • production enterprise MORVABON - a manufacturer of high-quality dental materials from Iran;
  • Shenzhen Belident Medical Equipment Co., Ltd. (China) - specializes in dental instruments for endodontics.
  • Mednanotech is the exclusive distributor of NTA IMPLANT;
  • Med-Dent is the exclusive distributor in Russia of the following companies: PointNix Co., Ltd and DexcoWin Co., Ltd.;
  • Diamed - trade in materials, tools, equipment for dental laboratories. The company is the official dealer of Anis-Dent, Profi-Line, Siloff (Siloff), Evidsan, Geramaks, D+Z, Rudent;
  • Pesitro is the exclusive dealer of the Pesitro trademark (hygiene products and otodontic materials);
  • IT Dent - the official distributor of ceramic materials Sigmadent, Switzerland;
  • Dentalstaff introduced the certified dental products of the Chinese company Soho, China;
  • REVIXAN is a developer and manufacturer of equipment and products for photodynamic therapy in dentistry, dermatology, ENT and other areas of medicine.
  • gel with PS REVIXAN in syringes for a doctor;
  • wire cap REVIXAN DENTAL LED;
  • wireless tray REVIXAN DENTAL LED;
  • REVIXAN mouthwash with photosensitizer for patients;
  • set for the patient: - REVIXAN DENTAL LED wire tray + REVIXAN mouthwash with photosensitizer for patients.
  • mixer with built-in vacuum pump and manual control for vacuum mixing of all types of suspensions, investment materials and plasters;
  • low-cost steam-jet apparatus with manual control of steam release;
  • apparatus for the polymerization of plastics, both cold curing and self-hardening, as well as for sealing flasks with pressure. Built-in heating up to 55 C, manual control of modes;
  • automatic bath for hot polymerization with an enlarged working chamber with a capacity of up to 9 standard cuvettes.

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Japan billionaire Maezawa cancels moon trip due to uncertainty over SpaceX rocket development

T OKYO (AP) — Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Saturday canceled his planned flight around the moon on a SpaceX vehicle because of uncertainty about when it may be possible.

The tycoon in 2018 launched plans for the lunar flyby voyage. He bought seats for eight traveling companions in 2022 for what would be his second space journey after his 12-day trip to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2021.

Maezawa was aiming the moon trip for 2023, a target seen by most space observers as overly optimistic given the progress of SpaceX’s Spaceship mega-rocket project. It would have been the first private flight around the moon.

That project became “unfeasible,” said the mission organizer on Saturday in a statement posted on its website. “Without clear schedule certainty in the near-term, it is with a heavy heart that Maezawa made the unavoidable decision to cancel the project.”

“To all who have supported this project and looked forward to this endeavor, we sincerely appreciate it and apologize for this outcome,” it said.

Maezawa had selected eight people for his “dearMoon” project from 1 million applicants. They included a lead rapper for the K-pop group Big Bang, and Americans DJ Steve Aoki and filmmaker Brendan Hall.

Separately on Saturday, Maezawa said in his message on X: “I can’t plan my future in this situation and I feel terrible making the crew members wait longer, hence (I made) the difficult decision to cancel at this point in time.”

“I apologize to those who were excited for this project to happen,” he said.

He said he signed the contract with SpaceX in 2018 assuming the launch would be possible by the end of 2023. “It’s a developmental project so it is what it is, but it is still uncertain as to when Starship can launch.”

SpaceX’s two test flights of its mega-rocket last year ended in explosions minutes after liftoff. In a third test in March , its spacecraft was lost as it descended back to Earth.

Maezawa and his producer in December 2021 became the first self-paying tourists to visit the space station since 2009.

Maezawa made his fortune in retail fashion, launching Japan’s major online fashion mall, Zozotown.

FILE - Space flight participant Yusaku Maezawa attends a news conference ahead of the expedition to the International Space Station at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 14, 2021. Japanese billionaire Maezawa on Saturday, June 1, 2024, cancelled his planned flight around the moon on a Space X spaceship because of uncertainty about when it may be possible. (Shamil Zhumatov/Pool Photo via AP, File)

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Japan billionaire Maezawa cancels moon trip due to uncertainty over SpaceX rocket development

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Japan billionaire Maezawa cancels moon trip due to uncertainty over SpaceX rocket development

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Saturday canceled his planned flight around the moon on a SpaceX vehicle because of uncertainty about when it may be possible.

The tycoon in 2018 launched plans for the lunar flyby voyage. He bought seats for eight traveling companions in 2022 for what would be his second space journey after his 12-day trip to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2021.

Maezawa was aiming for the moon trip for 2023, a target seen by most space observers as overly optimistic given the progress of SpaceX's Spaceship mega-rocket project. It would have been the first private flight around the moon.

That project became "unfeasible," said the mission organizer on Saturday in a statement posted on its website. "Without clear schedule certainty in the near-term, it is with a heavy heart that Maezawa made the unavoidable decision to cancel the project."

"To all who have supported this project and looked forward to this endeavor, we sincerely appreciate it and apologize for this outcome," it said.

Maezawa had selected eight people for his "dearMoon" project from 1 million applicants. They included a lead rapper for the K-pop group Big Bang, and Americans DJ Steve Aoki and filmmaker Brendan Hall.

Separately on Saturday, Maezawa said in his message on X: "I can't plan my future in this situation and I feel terrible making the crew members wait longer, hence (I made) the difficult decision to cancel at this point in time."

"I apologize to those who were excited for this project to happen," he said.

He said he signed the contract with SpaceX in 2018 assuming the launch would be possible by the end of 2023. "It's a developmental project so it is what it is, but it is still uncertain as to when Starship can launch."

SpaceX's two test flights of its mega-rocket last year ended in explosions minutes after liftoff. In a third test in March , its spacecraft was lost as it descended back to Earth.

Maezawa and his producer in December 2021 became the first self-paying tourists to visit the space station since 2009.

Maezawa made his fortune in retail fashion, launching Japan's major online fashion mall, Zozotown.

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FILE _ Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, a crew member of the next mission to the International Space Station, attends a news conference at the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, on July 21, 2015. The 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1000 days in space, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Kononenko achieved the milestone on Tuesday, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

FILE _ Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, a crew member of the next mission to the International Space Station, attends a news conference at the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, on July 21, 2015. The 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1000 days in space, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Kononenko achieved the milestone on Tuesday, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

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A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1,000 days in space, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday.

Oleg Kononenko achieved the milestone on Tuesday, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008.

His current trip to the ISS began Sept. 15, 2023, when he launched alongside NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and compatriot Nikolai Chub.

Kononenko first took the cumulative space time record in February 2024, when he surpassed the total of 878 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes, and 48 seconds set by fellow Russian Gennady Padalka in 2015.

If Kononenko’s mission ends as scheduled Sept. 23, 2024, he will have spent a total of 1,110 days in orbit.

“There’s this awareness that you have achieved something new and important, that you’ve overcome a certain milestone, touched the unknown,” Kononenko told Russian state news agency TASS. “It gives you confidence, and pride in the work you’ve done.”

He also told TASS that his American colleagues on the ISS were among the first to congratulate him on his achievement.

The International Space Station is one of the few areas in which the United States and Russia still cooperate closely following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in Feb. 2022. Roscosmos announced in December that its cross-flight program with NASA transporting astronauts to the ISS had been extended until 2025.

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A Russian cosmonaut becomes the first person to spend 1,000 days in space

A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1,000 days in space

A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1,000 days in space, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday.

Oleg Kononenko achieved the milestone on Tuesday, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008.

His current trip to the ISS began Sept. 15, 2023, when he launched alongside NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and compatriot Nikolai Chub.

Kononenko first took the cumulative space time record in February 2024, when he surpassed the total of 878 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes, and 48 seconds set by fellow Russian Gennady Padalka in 2015.

If Kononenko’s mission ends as scheduled Sept. 23, 2024, he will have spent a total of 1,110 days in orbit.

“There’s this awareness that you have achieved something new and important, that you’ve overcome a certain milestone, touched the unknown,” Kononenko told Russian state news agency TASS. “It gives you confidence, and pride in the work you’ve done.”

He also told TASS that his American colleagues on the ISS were among the first to congratulate him on his achievement.

The International Space Station is one of the few areas in which the United States and Russia still cooperate closely following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in Feb. 2022. Roscosmos announced in December that its cross-flight program with NASA transporting astronauts to the ISS had been extended until 2025.

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