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Dental Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities within the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health. Indian health programs around the country have an urgent need for dedicated and passionate health professionals. Filling that need begins with people like you, someone who chooses to pursue an uncommon path and embarks on a mission of higher purpose. Embrace our mission and make it your own.

The IHS DOH welcomes dental volunteers and is here to assist you through the Dental Volunteer Onboarding Process. Please plan ahead as the onboarding process may take 60-90 days.

The IHS Division of Oral Health Volunteer Coordinator can be reached at, please contact them with your interest in volunteering and they will be happy to assist you through the process.

Please keep in mind the IHS DOH Volunteering requirements:

  • 3 week minimum time commitment (15 clinic days)
  • Must be credentialed and privileged at each facility in which dental services are provided
  • Current malpractice insurance — verified by contact with the malpractice carrier, and verification that coverage extends to clinic location where the dentist is volunteering

Please read the documents linked below for information on the process and required documentation.

IHS Dental Volunteer Checklist (PDF - 86KB)

IHS Dental Credentialing FAQ Sheet (PDF - 314KB)

Credentialing & Privileging Process (PDF - 206KB)

Application for Medical Staff Appointment (PDF - 655KB)

Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) IHS Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Positions (PDF - 24KB)