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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I had the opportunity to carry out dental examinations and extractions in the oral surgery departmentRead more
Many of the dentists were very interested in comparing my knowledge and techniques with theirs and learning about all the new technologies that we have now, such as light-cure composite!Read more
The people, the food, the elephants and a little dentistry - what a glorious summer!Read more
"I came across pathology I had only ever seen in textbooks back in the UK"Read more
Our main interest was Oral Surgery so the department made sure all simple extractions were passed onto usRead more