Turma Do Bem Case Study

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This case study describes the services provided and current funding structure of the Dentista do Bem (DdB), a not­‐for‐profit health initiative based out of São Paulo. The organization has become the largest chain of skilled volunteers in Brazil and has been replicated across Latin America and Portugal.

The organization selects very poor children and adolescents with very poor oral health from public schools. The children’s social background is evaluated, as well as how close they are from getting a job. Patients are treated by an assigned volunteer dentist for free and until they are 18 years old.