The relationship between Henry Schein Minerva and dental charity Bridge2Aid continues to flourish as their desire to create the ultimate student elective programme got off to a fantastic start at the end of 2011.
Committed to supporting Bridge2Aid and further developing the skills of the dental students, Henry Schein Minerva provided the first four King's College London students with grants to help fund their travel to Tanzania under Bridge2Aid's pilot student elective programme.
Such generosity enabled the students to spend ten days working alongside Bridge2Aid to experience life and learn about oral healthcare services in Tanzania whilst gaining an understanding of the roles and responsibilities required when working in developing countries.
Part of the students' project involved carrying out a ‘Satisfaction Survey', interviewing 150 patients on the quality of service and dental treatment provided by the local health workers trained by Bridge2Aid.
Student Miriam Bouchiba commented: 'It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in the villages with the local people.
'Despite the challenges of carrying out the survey in the heat, it was motivating to discover where improvement is needed. Without the grant, I wouldn't have been able to afford this remarkable experience and I'm grateful to Bridge2Aid and Henry Schein Minerva for their support.'
For more information about the next Henry Schein Minerva & Bridge2Aid student elective programme call Anna Hurst on 01622 656811.