Do a Dentistry internship in Nepal and kick-start your dentistry career. You’ll learn by shadowing experienced dentists in a hospital’s dental department. You’ll get an insight into how dentists work in a developing country, and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn as much as you can. This will add value to your CV, which can help your future career.
We also organise dental outreaches where you can get practical work experience. You’ll teach children to care for their teeth and gums, or share knowledge about the importance of regular brushing.
All of our dentistry placements in Nepal are in the city of Chitwan, and you’ll live with a local host family. Chitwan is known as the medical hub of Nepal, and you’re sure to have an exciting and memorable time here.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 01 571 5080 for more info.
When you apply you only pay €295, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01 571 5080 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on this Dentistry internship in Nepal?
You’ll work in the dental department of a private community hospital. There are plenty of ways you can learn and gain dentistry work experience in Nepal during your internship. These are some of your main tasks:
- Shadow and observe local dentists and experience their daily routine
- Raise awareness of the importance of oral hygiene during outreach work
- Participate in a case study project comparing Nepal and your home country’s dental practices
Your work will focus on these areas:
Shadow and observe local dentists and experience their daily routine
The main focus of your internship is to observe dentists as they work in the dental department of a private community hospital. You will see procedures and minor surgeries such as dental restorations, root canal treatments, or tooth extractions. You can use this time to expand your practical knowledge, and get a first-hand look into the reality of being a dentist in a busy hospital.
Raise awareness of the importance of oral hygiene during outreach work
When possible, you will help at Projects Abroad medical outreaches. You will speak to children about the importance of oral hygiene, and show them how to brush their teeth through songs, games, or fun activities.
Participate in a case study project comparing Nepal and your home country’s dental practices
You will be asked to participate in a case study programme during your internship. You will observe how patients are diagnosed and treated in Nepal in comparison to your home country. You will also research how such ailments would be treated in different countries around the world. Your final task will be to give an informal presentation to other interns on your findings.
Where will I be working in Nepal?
Your dentistry work experience will take place in Chitwan.The city is known as being the medical city of Nepal and is home to a number of top-rated medical institutions. Here, you will work in the dental department of a private community hospital. The hospital aims to provide quality health services at an affordable price for the local community.
Most of your time will be spent at your dentistry placement, but free time is yours. You can explore the cultural and tourist side of Nepal during weekends. Plan a souvenir shopping expedition, use a weekend for a trip to the city of Pokhara, or plan to trek the Himalayan mountain range!
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
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