Our programmes in India are closed until further notice. However, you can still join one of our amazing projects in nearby Nepal or Sri Lanka.

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Dentistry Elective Placements in India

UPDATE: India Programmes closed until further notice

  • Placement locations: Jaipur
  • Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous dentistry training
  • Requirements: You must be currently studying at university for a degree in Dentistry. If you are not a student please go to our standard Dentistry project in India page 
  • Type of placement: Dental clinics
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • What’s included? Qualified supervisor, food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

If you are considering taking your Dentistry Elective in India then you will be working alongside skilled dentists who are experienced in having western students working alongside them. You will be exposed to many oral conditions, some of which will be in their advanced stages. By taking your Dentistry Elective in India, you will have a challenging but rewarding experience where you will improve your skills and knowledge in the field.

Projects Abroad are experienced in supporting Dental Elective students and will help co-ordinate your placement with your university. Our in-country staff will aim to place you in a clinic that best suits the requirement of your elective module. You will be allocated a supervisor who will be a qualified dentist. They are experienced in mentoring students and are happy to test your knowledge and will discuss specific case studies with you.

Clinical Placements in India

Dentistry Elective Placements in India

You will be based in a dental clinic in Jaipur. You will shadow your supervisor who will speak English. Common procedures you may come into contact with include root canal work, bridges and crowns, implants and minor surgeries. Your supervisor may communicate in Hindi to their patients but will translate back to you. Take a notebook and pen with you to take notes and ensure you record interesting cases and procedures and can discuss them with your supervisor at a later date.

You may also have the chance to take part in dental outreach work. You may shadow a dentist as he or she works as a visiting consultant, or you could help with oral hygiene camps in neighbouring communities.

While on your Dentistry Elective in India you will stay with a local host family. They will show you true Indian hospitality and make you feel very welcome. You can spend your free time exploring the delights of the area with our energetic Projects Abroad volunteer community.

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.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

Call us on:
01903­ 708 300

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