The Dental Section of the Berkeley Free Clinic needs professional dentists and registered hygienists as well as volunteer dental assistants (we provide training for volunteer dental assistants).

We will be accepting applications for the 2019 training cycle starting April 28, 2019 for the incoming cohort of dental assistants! The application has been extended and is now due by 11:59pm on September 6, 2019

Please email if you have any questions!

If you are not interested in applying this year, but may be interested in applying in future years, please fill out this form, and we will contact you when the volunteer application cycle opens again. 

Professional Dentists and Registered Hygienists Looking to Volunteer

If you are interested in giving back to your community while also having an opportunity to hone your skills, practicing at the Berkeley Free Clinic Dental Section may be for you. The clinic is open during the evening on weekdays and has an extremely flexible schedule. Whether coming in one night a month or twice a week, the volunteers at the clinic are more than willing to work with you and your schedule. We are very appreciative of any time you spend at the Berkeley Free Clinic. All that is required to become a volunteer dentist or a hygienist at the clinic is to be licensed in the state of California; malpractice insurance is covered by the clinic. We are sufficiently stocked, staged, and staffed to perform most general dentistry procedures that we offer which range from dental examinations to extractions. To find out more about our clinic, please email Thank you!

All-Clinic Orientation

If you are interested in getting more info about volunteering, please attend an All-Clinic Orientation (ACO)! that takes place the third Monday of every month at 7:30PM. We will be there to answer any questions you have about the funding section and talk about your interests. Please note, it is requirement for all prospective volunteers (except GMHC administrative volunteers) to attend an ACO.


Our Licensed Dentists

Daniel Nam, DDS    Director of Dental Services

Dr. Daniel Nam is a graduate of the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. He has made a happy home of the Bay Area, and has worked hard to expand the scope of services at the Berkeley Free Clinic (in conjunction with the Suitcase Clinic) during the eight years he has been with this organization. He can proudly say that patients can now receive comprehensive care, in large part due to his tremendous effort.