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Dentistry Elective Placements Overseas with Projects Abroad

Dentistry Elective Placements

Are you considering taking your Dentistry Elective overseas? Projects Abroad offers a number of Dentistry Elective placements in many developing countries. These placements have been created to meet the specific requirements of the Dentistry Elective module.

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Projects Abroad has over 20 years’ experience in collaborating with medical professionals. We are also experienced in working with universities to ensure Dentistry students have a placement overseas that will provide a rich and rewarding understanding of the country and medical facility. Projects Abroad arranges your accommodation, meals and insurance and our in-country staff are well equipped to support you and make sure your time overseas is a success.

Planning your Elective Overseas

Our Elective placements are available in developing countries around the world. This is the basic checklist for an Elective placement.

  • Clear daily timetables
  • Clearly modularised programme
  • Well-qualified supervisor
  • Interpreters available when needed
  • Links with local primary care
  • Opportunity to see traditional medicine (if applicable)
  • Great local food and accommodation
  • Enjoyable social environment

Taking your Elective Placement in Dentistry with Projects Abroad

As a student taking their Dentistry Elective overseas you could be involved in many aspects of oral hygiene and care. You could be based in a dental unit within a large hospital or a dedicated dental practice. As you will be based in a developing country you will often work with limited resources and basic facilities. Some private clinics have more up-to-date equipment, but expect to be creative in your approach to dentistry on your Elective placement.

You may have to opportunity to take part in dental outreach work where you will visit communities, schools and orphanages. You could be involved in running workshops on basic oral hygiene, taking part in basic dental check-ups and running special clinics. These depend upon the country you choose to take your elective in.

As many people cannot afford regular dental check-ups, you will see many oral conditions in their advanced stages. These may be quite shocking. You will have a lot to learn and many case studies to use in your coursework. You will have a dedicated supervisor who will be a qualified dentist. They are keen for you make the most of your time with them and will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss individual cases with you.

If you are not an elective student or would rather take part in our regular Dentistry projects, please go to our Dentistry Projects page.

Please be aware that most universities have deadlines by which time your Elective application paperwork must be completed. If your university needs information on the hospital or clinic in which you will be placed, or requires forms to be signed by your project supervisor, we strongly advise completing our application form at least one month before this deadline. We can only provide this detailed information once you have applied and been accepted onto an Elective placement with us.

If you have any questions please call us on 058-7821521.

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