Making a Difference

Our Mission

We compassionately provide quality dental care and education for the Maasai community.

Listening and responding to needs identified by the community.  Building relationship with local individuals.
Modeling the expression of empathy and compassion.  Using state of the art equipment.

The Maasai Dental Clinic

The Maasai Dental Clinic is the flagship clinic of the World Health Dental Organization. It was established in 2008 and today treats more than 3,000 members of the Maasai community every year. The clinic is adjacent to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Game Park in Kenya, East Africa.

James A. Libby
Memorial Fund

Dr. Jim Libby served as WHDO Board President from 2016 to 2019.  He died in an accident in March 2019 and  is sorely missed by all who knew him. Jim was a powerhouse of energy and talent and  dedicated much of his time serving the Maasai people.  

Jim was instrumental in the building of the Maasai Dental Clinic’s Teaching Center, a multi-purpose building that serves as a classroom, community gathering center, and volunteer living space.  He and his wife, Pam, visited the Maasai Dental Clinic for several weeks each year to make repairs, purchase supplies, support clinic staff, and evaluate ongoing needs; and Jim provided dental services during their visits.  Their two sons, Justin and Landon, both dentists, are also clinic volunteers.

Please help us honor Jim’s and the Libby family’s contributions by becoming a Founding Member of the James A. Libby Memorial Fund for Clinic Operations. 

What We Do

Service

We provide free dental care to communities in need.

Licensed dentists and hygienists from around the world volunteer to ensure only the highest quality care is provided.

Education

We provide free dental education to new mothers, families, and school children.

We work with educators in local schools to develop culture- and age-appropriate curricula. 

Adventure

Get ready for your private safari on the world famous Maasai Mara. This is not a zoo; this is not a park. 

Welcome to the wild!

Safari on the Mara

The World Health Dental Organization offers volunteers at the Maasai Dental Clinic the life-changing magic of a safari at the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve – free of charge.

With camera in hand, view the unexpected through the roof of our Land Cruiser: herds of elephants, a pride of lions, a single cheetah stalking a wildebeest, a rhino hiding in the thicket. No two safaris are ever the same!