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Dentistry Elective Placements Overseas with Projects Abroad

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Are you considering taking your Dentistry Elective overseas? Projects Abroad offers a number of Dentistry Elective placements in many developing countries. These placements are specifically designed for undergraduates studying for a degree in Dentistry.

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If you are not an elective student or would rather take part in our standard Dentistry projects, please see our Dentistry Projects page. You can also see our full range of Electives for students of other healthcare-related subjects on our Medical Electives page.

Projects Abroad has over 20 years practice in collaborating with medical professionals. We work with you to make sure your placement meets your requirements, enabling you to experience dental treatment in a different culture.

We arrange your accommodation, meals and insurance and our in-country staff are well equipped to support you throughout your placement.

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. You will be assigned a qualified supervisor and work alongside local staff, gaining valuable experience.

Many people in the countries in which we work cannot afford regular dental check-ups. As a result of this you will see many oral conditions in their advanced stages. These may be quite shocking but will provide great experience. You will have a lot to learn and many case studies to use in your coursework.

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 local staff have to be flexible and creative in their approach to treating patients.

You may also have the opportunity to take part in dental outreach work where you will visit communities, schools or orphanages. You could be involved in running workshops on basic oral hygiene, taking part in basic dental check-ups and running special clinics. The availability of outreach work depends on your choice of destination.

Deadlines for Application

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 01903 708 300.

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