Turma do Bem is an OSCIP (Civil Society Organization in the Public Interest) that operates throughout Latin America and Portugal with the goal of providing free dental treatment to needy children between the ages of 11 and 17. The group’s main program, Dentista do Bem, manages a network of dentists who volunteer in their own medical offices, serving underprivileged youth who suffer from serious oral conditions and cannot afford the necessary treatment. Through this work, the organization aims to change the association between oral health and class. Today, Dentista do Bem is the largest specialized volunteer network in the world.
Turma do Bem is a multi-year grantee.
A 2010 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network allowed Turma do Bem to provide free dental treatment for 100 children. A 2013 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network allowed Turma do Bem to provide free dental treatment for 60 children.
The Brazil Foundation served as a fiscal sponsor for this grant.