If you wish to learn more about dental healthcare in a developing country, gain more shadowing and volunteer experiences, or simply hope to help those without accessible healthcare, then this dental internship is for you! We are looking for motivated individuals with a desire to help others receive the healthcare services they deserve. Students will shadow dentists and sometimes directly interact with Nepalese patients under supervision. They will keep a notebook to write down thoughts and lessons they learned each day, and will be required to submit a final report reflecting on the internship on the last day. This is a great opportunity to learn about the hospital dynamics in Nepal and gain a global perspective on healthcare!
You will be picked up by our representative and driven to the hotel from the sole international airport in Kathmandu. The first week will be spent adjusting to the new culture as well as adapting to the new work environment.
This week, interns will begin volunteering at the general dentist’s office. Under the dentist’s and the staff’s supervision, interns will carry out various tasks to assist them, such as helping with the front desk, sanitizing dental tools, and inputting data during examinations. The dentist may assign you more roles as you familiarize yourself with the daily routine of the office. As a team, you may do short activities with your peers, such as putting puzzle pieces together with a mirror, to increase spatial awareness.
Throughout the weeks, the interns will learn the basics of dentistry, such as brushing and flossing methods, healthy food habits, and simple procedures such as fluoride varnishes and sealants.
Interns may choose a specialty to shadow during this week: Ortho/Prosthodontics, Surgery/Periodontics, and Cons/Endodontic. These dentists will give you a more detailed insight into their specialty, so that students can begin thinking about which branch of dentistry interests them most.
Students will also begin volunteering at local schools to share their dental knowledge. They will teach children about proper brushing and flossing techniques, which foods to eat and avoid, and the importance of routine checkups.
In the final week, interns will continue shadowing at whichever dental office they prefer, and it is likely that the dentist will allow them to help with simple patient care, such as by assisting with suction and handling equipment. Interns will also reflect on what they have learned the past few weeks as a group towards the end of the week. Guest lecturers may be invited, and students will review basic diagnoses and treatment plans.
Every Sunday All Year Round
Leadership, Immerse with local, Personal Growth
Minimum 2 to maximum 8
LIMITED SPACE, Join Group