CDF is privileged to prayerfully and financially support those of our members who are serving overseas.

Although CDF is not a sending agency, it encourages its members to support international dental work as well as making members aware of opportunities to serve overseas, both on a short-term and long-term basis.

  • Tony & Ann

    Tony and Ann are from Bedfordshire. Tony is an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, “retired” from the NHS. Ann is a nurse. Together they have served with Mercy Ships in West Africa, improving quality of life for many people via head and neck surgery. Nowadays they are widening their horizons, working in…

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  • Andy and Team

    Andy is a qualified dental technician and dental surgeon. Together with Eira, they run the development agency Isubilo, in Ndola, Zambia. This seeks to provide dental care through one of the first fully equipped mobile clinics in Africa, undertake development work, provide income generation…

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  • Lynne is training local dental workers, who are increasingly doing the work

    Keith and Lynne Smith. Have the privilege of serving Jesus in Burkina Faso, West Africa. They have been working with churches in northern Burkina Faso in their mission to bring God’s transforming grace to local peoples. This involves poverty relief, education and community development as well as…

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  • Simon and Grace Stetton-Downes

    Simon & Grace Stretton-Downes are working in Health Ministries with Serving In Mission (SIM) at ELWA hospital in Liberia. They arrived in July 2017 and hoping to serve there for the next few years.
    Simon works in the Trinity Dental Clinic, alongside 2 Dental Nurse Practitioners, a Hygienist…

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  • Jacqui Knowles

    Jacqui Knowles is aboard Africa Mercy, a Christian run hospital ship, belonging to the organization Mercy Ships, where she helps to run the dental team. Jacqui got involved with Mercy Ships, after a friend from her church in the U.K. came to the ship as a physician back in 2012 when the ship was in…

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Short term dental mission opportunities:

There are numerous short term dental mission opportunities around the world that CDF members are associated with. If you’re interested in going on a short term dental mission we hope you’ll find something of interest here. Follow the links for more information on the organisations, or visit the Latest News page.

If you have been on, or are going on a short term mission trip with an organisation not listed below, please e-mail Jonathan Longhurst so that we can update the short term dental missions list. If you are a student thinking about an overseas elective opportunity please contact us...

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