With Arequipa facilitating the governments free dental care program for those unable to pay, under expert supervision you'll assist in treating patients with needs ranging from extractions and fillings, to oral surgery and beyond. Other problems common in the region are cavities, misaligned teeth, and severe decay. Outside of your placement, the city of Arequipa is a wonderful and interesting mix of history and modernity, with contemporary businesses housed in beautiful volcanic stone. Read what our students think below!
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"Ghana does have many of the same treatments available as we do at home, but many people cannot afford it."Read more
"The resilience of the patients—and the people of Tanzania in general—astounded me."Read more
"Staff at the head office provided all necessary information before departed".Read more
"The experience taught me how to work around limited resources and making the most out of them".Read more
I was exposed to more oral surgery at this clinic in ten days than in my entire fourth year at dental schoolRead more
"My dentistry placement in Nepal was an experience of a lifetime, which was only made possible by the immense help from WtW"Read more
We got hands on experience, such as the chance to do fillings, extractions, x-ray taking and assisting in biopsy takingRead more
This was a great opportunity for professional development. I have come back feeling inspired and overwhelmedRead more
When we performed extractions, we had to use gauze to keep the mouth dry and look at the socket, using lignocaine without adrenaline as an anaesthetic.Read more
Throughout my whole time at the clinic I was never alone. The tough times were always made up for with lots of jokes from the staffRead more