Phnom Penh, Cambodia - University of Health Sciences
Volunteers provide support, in conjunction with the Cambodian Dental Association, to the faculty, graduates and students. Areas of training include restorative dentistry, endodontics, prosthetics, orthodontics and implants, as well as other areas of dentistry. Volunteers deliver lectures and clinical demonstrations, in addition to providing practical dental student education in the dental school clinics. Assignments are two to four weeks.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras in El Valle de Sula
This program provides assistance with didactic and clinical training for dental students. Volunteers will give lectures, demonstrate clinical procedures and techniques in general dentistry. Specialists may also provide training during specific clinical blocks. Assignments are two weeks. Housing is available at local hotels.
Vientiane, Laos - National University of Laos
Volunteers will provide clinical training to the dental students and faculty at the university as well as local dentists in Vientiane. Areas of training include restorative dentistry, oral surgery and pain management, oral pathology, periodontics, preventative dentistry (especially pediatric) as well as dental radiology and dental clinic management. Assignments are one to two weeks long. Housing is available at local hotels.
Lima, Peru - EsSalud Hospital System
Training will be tailored to basic, intermediate and advanced levels focusing on areas such as maxillary bone and jawbone treatment of minimum complexity, post-operative handling of intermaxillary fixation patients, techniques for the reconstruction of jawbone continuity defects, diagnostic and treatment of existent maxillary and jawbone deformations with stabilization and post-operative handling of orthognathic patients. Assignments are two to four weeks in length. Volunteers must be board certified. Those with academic appointment as well as those in private practice are sought. Residents accompanied by a qualified attending physician are welcome.
Kigali, Rwanda - Kigali Health Institute
This program provides assistance to the faculty at KHI as they develop a teaching program for dental therapists. Emphasis will be preparing the students to teach preventive education, perform oral exams, basic restoration, oral hygiene and periodontal treatment, and help with the alleviation of oral infection and pain. Continuing education is also requested for the students, dentists and faculty. Housing is provided. Assignments are a minimum of two weeks.
Apia, Samoa - Oceania University Medical School & Tupus Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Volunteers provide clinical and didactic instruction in preventative dentistry and in advanced oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Continuing education is also provided to the local doctors and surgeons focusing on maxillofacial trauma, post-op care, oral medicine, oral pathology and preventative dentistry. Assignments are two to four weeks in length. Dentists and oral surgeons are recruited for this program. Oral surgeons must be board certified. Those with academic appointment as well as those in private practice are sought. Residents accompanied by a qualified attending physician are welcome.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Muhimbili University
Volunteers will provide chair-side instruction and lectures to the Faculty at Muhimbili University and assist them with revising the current curriculum. Areas of focus are oral surgery, orthodontics, preventative and restorative dentistry. Opportunities are also available to provide continuing education at the annual meeting of the Tanzania Dental Association. Minimum length of assignment is two weeks. Housing is available at local hotels.