Whilst on your dentistry elective in Dar es Salaam, you will likely witness some of the typical cases that affect the Tanzanian population. Dental fluorosis, which is caused by a poor diet and contaminated water, is an example of this. Like other up-and-coming cities, Dar es Salaam has many exciting opportunities waiting to be experienced during your time off; whether you leave the mainland to dive into beautiful turquoise water, or visit Mikumi National Park for a breath-taking safari tour. Read what our students think below!
"A lot of the time we were working with no x-rays. This meant a lot of procedures, such as extractions for example were kind of performed blind."Read more
"The resilience of the patients—and the people of Tanzania in general—astounded me."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
I had the opportunity to carry out dental examinations and extractions in the oral surgery departmentRead more
"I came across pathology I had only ever seen in textbooks back in the UK"Read more