Volunteer Dentistry Project in Vietnam
- Placement location: Hanoi
- Role: To learn from qualified dentists and assist with various tasks in the department
- Requirements: Volunteers must have completed at least one year of pre-medical or other healthcare related studies
- Types of placements: Hospitals
- Accommodation: Host family or shared volunteer accommodation
- Price: From
- What’s included? 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
By volunteering on the Dentistry project in Vietnam you will get a unique insight into the field, and it will provide you with the skills and experience needed to prepare you for your future career. The project gives you the opportunity to work in a real clinical environment while shadowing qualified dentists, who are dedicated to providing the best in oral care and hygiene. You will get a first-hand look at what being a dentist is like and what it is all about.
Your role as a Dentistry volunteer
At the beginning of your placement your role will be mainly observational while you learn from the local dentists and their staff. You will be helping to clean tools while preparing the room and equipment for procedures. This gives you the chance to ask questions and watch different dental surgeries.
More tasks and responsibilities may be given to you depending on your experience level and the trust you have gained by developing professional relationships with the staff. Your enthusiasm, willingness to learn, work capacity and duration of your project will also be taken into account.
Every week medical research sessions are held for all the Medicine & Healthcare volunteers in Vietnam. During the session, you can share your experiences, help prepare medical presentations and create hand-outs. Through organised outreach events, you and your fellow volunteers will be able to present and hand-out material with a specific focus on dentistry to the locals in the community, while teaching them about good oral health.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.