About Us

Zambia Free Dental Clinic

In 1994 Hayden and his brother, Dr. Matthew J. Hayden, further developed their desires to help the less fortunate by forming a Group to serve low income Oregonians. At its peak, the company had some twenty offices and a mobile dental van statewide in Oregon providing needed services to over sixty thousand (60,000) low income individuals and their families, including residents of Chiloquin, Oregon.

Caring Hands Worldwide was incorporated as an Oregon Public Benefit Non-Profit Corporation by founders Dr. Cedric Ross Hayden, DDS, and Julie Hayden in August, 2006. The vision for this humanitarian service came from observing practical demonstrations of oral health care for Third World populations lacking adequate access while the youthful Hayden traveled with his dentist father and family in various emerging nations outside the USA. The impact of one on one “caring hands” made a lasting positive impression on young Hayden.

Caring Hands Worldwide has demonstrated an enviable history of giving. In 2007 Caring Hands Worldwide hand delivered needed dental supplies to a remote dental clinic in northern Nepal. In 2008 Caring Hands Worldwide provided free dental care to twenty low income children in John Day, Oregon.

In 2009 the Hayden brothers merged their company with a larger company having a similar mission, and determined to use much of their resulting time and assets to focus on the charitable outreach of Caring Hands Worldwide. The target groups Caring Hands Worldwide hope to reach include the uninsured and low income people.

In 2010 Director Matthew J. Hayden made an extensive tour of Africa to develop clinic locations for free oral health care to underserved people in that nation. Individual Directors of Caring Hands Worldwide have personally provided significant time, assets, and resources to various needs in addition to those done by Caring Hands Worldwide.

In 2011, Caring Hands Worldwide provided $50,000 in donated dental services to the people of Oregon and started the first WELTRAC clinic which is a dental clinic built in a shipping container.  The first WELTRAC clinic was sent to Micronesia thanks to a generous donation by Matson Navigation  in March 2012 with delivery of services starting in May 2012. A second WELTRAC clinic was build in 2012 and serves people in Lane County Oregon.

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Our Mission: Faith based organization dedicated to improving the dental health of those in need while partnering with them to strengthen communities throughout Oregon.

 Our Values:  Working to better the lives throughout the communities of Oregon, Better access to dental care in rural communities, Break barriers to dental care due to lack of insurance,  Provide quality services regardless of the patient’s inability to pay.

Please help us ensure that people who live in our communities who cannot afford private dental insurance receive the dental care they desperately need.  Children are the most at-risk population we serve, with over 30% showing signs of early decay.  Without intervention, they will suffer a lifetime of dental problems.

Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated and will allow us to provide dental services to those who need it most.

Administrative costs will be paid by donations made by the board of directors and officers, so that 100% of the funds you contribute can be used directly for our charitable programs.

Contributions to Caring Hands Worldwide are tax-deductible.