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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"For endodontics, due to the lack of resources, rubber dams and rotary instruments were not readily available."Read more
"I got to watch lots of interesting cases such as a salivary gland stone removal"Read more
"I learnt a lot from the main dentist at the hospital. He was very patient and guided me along the way. I actually formed strong bonds with all of the staff there."Read more
"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
"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