Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operation for the clinic?

The clinic is open for a five-day workweek from Sunday through Thursday. The clinic hours are from eight a.m. to two p.m. on Sunday through Wednesday and from eight a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. The clinic is open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Wednesdays are a day off for volunteer dentists. (On Wednesdays, the clinic’s dental care is provided by Hadassa dental students).

What are the requirements to volunteer at the clinic?

DVI welcomes all licensed dentists who feel comfortable doing general dentistry. Our patients are mainly young adults, while we do see some children. We have some need for Oral surgeons but appreciate it if they are also comfortable doing restorative work when needed.
DVI is always in need of Endodontists!

Are there any accommodations provided for volunteers?

DVI provides all volunteers and their family with cost-free apartments located in Jerusalem. All apartments are available from Friday around noon to the following Friday until nine a.m. if you arrive early or stay later, you will be required to find your own arrangements. When dentists want to volunteer a week before or after a Jewish holiday when the clinic is closed, we have an additional donation required of $500 towards the use of the apartment over the holiday.

How do I initiate the process of volunteering?

In order to volunteer please donate to CFDVI and fill out the application form.

Does the DVI clinic have a regular clinical staff?

The DVI clinic has a Director, Dr. Roy Petel, who is a pediatric dentist. He is present at the clinic most days and supervises all the work produced. The clinic has four multi-lingual dental assistants who are each assigned to a doctor for every clinic period. There is also a full time hygiene program working at the same time as all clinic appointments.

Is there a Canadian Dentist I can speak to about the volunteer process and experience?

Yes, of course! Please check out the contact page for options. Our board members are very familiar with the experience and would love to share with you!