Dentistry Observation & Experience Internship

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gegründet 2001
Fundacion Aldeas de Paz
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Koordinator | Manfred
Koordinator | Manfred

High­lights

Experience the Dominican style of live and chill by the rhythm of Caribbean music!
Gain Spanish fluency with the help of our free Spanish classes and share daily life with locals!
Become more passionate about your studies and propel your career with international experience!
Make memories you never forget during weekend excursions with your fellow participants!
Enjoy the gorgeous beaches of Samana and visit historical sites in Santo Domingos' colonial town!
Work side by side with dentists in a developing country. This program offers you hands-on dentistry work experience at a neighborhood dental health clinic. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 16+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+
Rollstuhlfahrer

DENTAL HEALTHCARE - Dentistry observation and experience opportunity

Volunteer Placement / Internship Opportunity
Work side by side with dentists at a neighbourhood dental health clinic. This program offers you hands-on dentistry work experience and is aimed at current professionals and aspiring dentists. It provides an opportunity to work in the local hospital-based dental clinic or a neighbourhood health clinic, where you will experience the stark contrast between the Western dentist practice and the day-to- day realities of dentistry at a public dental clinic in a developing country.

Your level of possible involvement will largely depend on your professional and Spanish language skills, as well as your motivation and willingness to get involved. Your work schedule will be created in a meeting with the departmental director, the volunteer coordinator and supervisor. As with any medical service, volunteers should recognize that their schedules may be subject to sudden changes and are dictated by patients' needs. During this observation and experience program, you will be shadowing the doctors and nurses and you will also be able to get hands-on experience in accordance with your qualifications and language skills. In order to get the most out of your involvement - or if you have a specific healthcare goal - please contact us in a timely manner to discuss your options in detail.

Your profile
This program is suitable for dentist students, and electives. The key requirements for a medical volunteer/intern are initiative, enthusiasm, and readiness to work in unfamiliar circumstances. The dentist program is available for elective students, dentist students with free holiday time, pre-university students and also students taking, or planning to take, specialist dentistry courses. More specialized skills will allow for more specialized activities. Basic Spanish skills are needed, but an advanced level of Spanish experience will open up more opportunities. However, we offer free Spanish language lessons every week on a regular basis during your complete placement in order to enhance your experience as a volunteer/intern.

Your time at Aldeas de Paz
This program can be booked as volunteer placement or as internship. Most of our participants join as volunteers and are free to commit from between 12 to 40 hours per week. Thats up to you! As an intern however you probably have to fulfil requirements set by your school or university. Please let us know your school or universities internship requirements in advance so that we can work out your personalised work plan together. Also inform us about your personal goals and expectations and we will see how we can help you to achieve them! We expect our volunteers and interns to dedicate a minimum of three hours/ four days per week and a maximum of eight hours/five days per week working in their respective programs.

The longer you stay, the less you pay!

Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and to offer financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. The calculation of your financial contribution or donation is set up so that the longer you stay the less you give per week. We do this to encourage longer stays, recognising that longer stays lead to more significant volunteer work and more energy contributed in the form of donated time in place of money! We are a registered tax exempted charity and all monetary contributions are referred to as donation since what you pay is generally 100% tax-deductible for you. Speak with your tax adviser to learn how the cost of international airfare can be tax-deductible as well. Check out how your donation is spent, and read our Financial Reports.

Placement Locations

The Aldeas de Paz Foundation headquarters is in Samana, which is located on the North-East of the Dominican Republic, at the heart of the peninsula of Samana. This provincial capital with 15000 inhabitants is a very peaceful and safe town. Samana is constituted by a community with a strong sense of social responsibility. The people themselves consider the town very safe, there is no more crime here than in an any average small European town. The Dominican Republics countryside as a whole is very peaceful, and certainly one of the safest regions in the Caribbean. You will assist at Hospital sand neighbourhood health clinics in Samana, La Pascuala and Las Terrenas

Special Offer : Language Classes

Spanish language classes - volunteers or interns receive free language lessons regularly throughout their placement. The classes focus on developing communication skills so that students are able to put their knowledge to practical use as soon as they step outside the classroom. Our teaching method enables students to develop four basic skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. The idea is to learn Spanish in a natural and spontaneous way, just as students have learned their mother tongue. Our students speak Spanish right from the very first day, using it in typical real-life situations: the basic syllabus is supplemented by special exercises, such as role-play, situational dialogues and work projects. Outside the classroom, the learning process continues as you immerse in the Spanish language and the Dominican culture.

Suggestions on what to bring and donate:

Please bring scrubs and shoes that are closed and easy to clean for working in the hospital as they are mandatory. Latex gloves, hand sanitizer and face masks (N95 for the TB patients) would be a very helpful donation to the dental clinic.

Guidelines on medical Issues of the Dominican Republic:

  • WHO report on health care reform in Dominican Republic, 2010
  • Health System of the Dominican Republic, 2011. The website provides an excellent overview of common medical issues in the DR and the government health system. Only available in Spanish.

Tagesablauf

What to expect
Working hours will be primarily in the morning when the dentists are at the hospital/health clinic. Intermediate to advanced Spanish speakers will get the most out of the work in the hospital. Due to the friendly staff and patients you will find yourself in a pleasant working atmosphere.

Activities can include but are not limited to:
  • Observing, shadowing and assisting the dentist
  • Encouraging and teaching prevention of oral diseases through proper hygiene
  • Assist with regular checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation
  • Help with an special prevention program for pregnant woman
  • Providing oral health services support when needed, which includes dental assistance, dental hygiene and dental therapy
  • Assisting the dentist according to your skills and experience with dental treatments: dental restorations, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canal therapy, periodontal therapy and extraction of teeth
  • Observe dental examinations and diagnosis

    Freizeitaktivitäten

    Samana is the name of both the peninsula and its biggest town, as well as the bay to the south located in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic. It is a dramatically beautiful peninsula, like an island unto itself, of coconut trees stretching into the sea.

    The town of Samana is a scenic, beautiful and peaceful port, with friendly and easy-going Dominicans, living their life with tourism, agriculture and fishing activities, all set to the beat and rhythms of Merengue, Bachata and Salsa music. The newly renovated Malecon (seaside promenade) of two kilometers length is perfect for strolling by day and night. It is the perfect place to while away the evening in a relaxing atmosphere in one of the many surrounding restaurants and bars. Hundreds of fantastic beaches surround the peninsula of Samana, which can be explored during a day trip or for the whole weekend.

    • Las Galeras y El Rincon: A small fisherman's town with beautiful beaches surrounded by nature. Travel by Bus (45 minutes / US$ 2,-)
    • El Limón: Famous waterfall and swimming. Travel by Bus (20 minutes / US$ 1,50,-)
    • Cayo Levantado: Small Island with beautiful beaches just of the coastline in Samana. Travel by Boat (15 minutes / US$ 2,-)
    • Parque National de los Haiteses: Park made of mangroves, caves with ancient paintings and beautiful bays with pristine beaches. Magnificent limestone caves to explore. Travel by Boat 60 minutes / US$ 10,-
    • Playa El Valle: A small fisherman's settlement with a beautiful beach surrounded by pristine nature. Travel by Moto Concho (MotoTaxi) (20 Minutes / US$ 3,-)
    • There are famous Kitesurf beaches in Las Terrenas and Cabarete only an hour from Samana! The whole Peninsula of Samana is a Wild and precious natural gem! People are extremely friendly and the nature is gorgeous!
    • From mid-January to late March the bay is home to to some of the world's best whale-watching.

    Water Sports
    Swimming
    Konzerte/
    Musik
    Sightseeing
    Tauchen/
    Schnorcheln
    Shoppen/
    Souvenirs
    Climbing
    Safari/
    Zoo
    Hiking
    Museum/
    Oper
    Sports
    Riding
    Yoga/
    Meditation

    Voraus­setzungen

    Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 16 Jahre alt sein.
    Sprachkenntnisse
    Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse) oder Spanisch (Grundkenntnisse)
    Ausbildung
    preferably medicine or dentistry auf High school graduate or pre-university student with focus on Medicine or Dentistry Niveau
    Staatszugehörigkeit
    Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
    Andere Fähigkeiten
    Participants need to be enthusiastic, willing to learn, ready for a challenge. You don't need to speak fluent Spanish, but an advanced Spanish level opens up more opportunities. Receive free Spanish classes every week!!
    Arbeitszeiten
    Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag

    Leist­ungen

    Dienstleistungen von Fundacion Aldeas de Paz

    The longer you stay, the less you pay!

    Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and to offer financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. The calculation of your financial contribution or donation is set up so that the longer you stay the less you give per week. We do this to encourage longer stays, recognising that longer stays lead to more significant volunteer work and more energy contributed in the form of donated time in place of money! We are a registered tax exempted charity and all monetary contributions are referred to as donation since what you pay is generally 100% tax-deductible for you. Speak with your tax adviser to learn how the cost of international airfare can be tax-deductible as well. Check out how your donation is spent, and read our Financial Reports.

    What is included

    •       Volunteer or Internship placement 
    •       Accommodation of your choice
    •       Welcome Service at the airport and transport to your placement location
    •       Free Wi-Fi and use of washing machine at all our facilities 
    •       Placement introduction, training, supervision, briefings and meetings 
    •       Free Spanish lessons on regular basis throughout your placement
    •       Certificate and/or written reference or student credit 
    •       Full support and 24/7 backup from local staff
    •       Information about adventure packages    

    Abholung vom Flughafen Las Americas International Airport
    Travel Logistics

    The Foundation will do everything to make sure our volunteers remain safe during their arrival and stay in the Dominican Republic. On arrival at the airport you will be welcome by our english speaking driver who will help you personally during your transit from the airport to the bus terminal granting you peace of mind and tranquillity. The driver will purchase your bus ticket while you catch the direct and comfortable bus to Samana, your placement location. Travel-time on the bus is two hours only. On arrival at the placement location, fellow volunteers and our Staff will welcome you and bring you to your accommodation.
    Unterkunft

    The Foundation’s popular volunteer guesthouse apartments are located in the center of the seaside towns of Samaná and las Terrenas, both scenic, laid back and peaceful towns, with friendly and easy-going Dominicans, living their life with tourism, agriculture and fishing activities, all set to the beat and rhythms of Merengue, Bachata and Salsa music.

    Our Volunteer Guesthouse Apartments are extremely conveniently located only a few minutes from school or the hospital, the village center and to the beaches and the Malecon, the gorgeous seaside walking promenade, where you will find a lot of restaurants, bars and shops. The villages and their surroundings are very safe and our apartments in Samana and Las Terrenas have lovely neighbors who constantly look after us. All important locations are only minutes away and it’s safe to walk at night. A shared room with two beds is the standard option. Upgrades are available for single room occupancy. Free wifi and use of a washing machine is, of course, is standard at all Aldeas de Paz facilities.

    All our apartments are fully furnished and have WIFI and washing machine

    Living together with volunteers from all over the world is a unique chance for cultural exchange and can be an exciting and new way of living compared to anything you’ve ever experienced before. It has certainly been a key experience in the lives of many past volunteers! Volunteers work and live together and learn how to be empathetic and considerate of others’ needs. They share their free time, house cleaning tasks and cooking (optional). It means they also become close, develop lifelong friendships and have immense fun along the way! We feel that it is important to highlight that we have created an environment of respect and consideration.

    If you wish a single room upgrade add €40 per week and an all in Host Family homestay upgrade is €145 per week, including a private bedroom and two meals per day.  

    Gastfamilie Einzelzimmer Doppelzimmer
    Internetzugriff
    Gute Verbindung vor Ort
    Was ist NICHT inklusive?
    Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Essen, Snacks und Getränke sind gegen Aufpreis erhältlich.
    Flugtickets
    Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Dominikanische Republik zu finden.
    Reiseversicherung
    Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Dominikanische Republik bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
    Impfungen
    Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Dominikanische Republik antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Dominikanische Republik überprüfen.

    Termine & Preise

    KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

    Informationen zur Anreise

    Time Commitment
    A minimum time commitment of 2 weeks is required. For volunteers and interns with little experience, a six to eight weeks minimum time commitment is encouraged.

    Availability
    You can participate in our projects throughout the whole year. Please make sure that you arrive only during weekdays so that we can arrange everything for your arrival.

    Travel Logistics
    The Foundation will do everything to make sure our volunteers remain safe during their arrival and stay in the Dominican Republic. On arrival at the airport you will be welcome by our english speaking driver who will help you personally during your transit from the airport to the bus terminal granting you peace of mind and tranquillity. The driver will purchase your bus ticket while you catch the direct and comfortable bus to Samana, your placement location. Travel-time on the bus is two hours only. On arrival at the placement location, fellow volunteers and our Staff will welcome you and bring you to your accommodation.
    Verfügbarkeit
    Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
    Dauer
    2 - 50 Wochen

    Programmgebühren

    Kosten: Preise in EUR (USD)
    2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
    €1.157 ($1.296)
    3 Wochen
    €1.368 ($1.532)
    4 Wochen
    €1.518 ($1.700)
    5 Wochen
    €1.659 ($1.858)
    6 Wochen
    €1.791 ($2.006)
    7 Wochen
    €1.927 ($2.158)
    8 Wochen
    €2.055 ($2.302)
    9 Wochen
    €2.178 ($2.439)
    10 Wochen
    €2.297 ($2.573)
    11 Wochen
    €2.424 ($2.715)
    12 Wochen
    €2.561 ($2.868)
    13 Wochen
    €2.702 ($3.026)
    14 Wochen
    €2.900 ($3.248)
    15 Wochen
    €3.102 ($3.474)
    16 Wochen
    €3.304 ($3.700)
    17 Wochen
    €3.502 ($3.922)
    18 Wochen
    €3.705 ($4.150)
    19 Wochen
    €3.903 ($4.371)
    20 Wochen
    €4.105 ($4.598)
    22 Wochen
    €4.506 ($5.047)
    24 Wochen
    €4.910 ($5.499)
    26 Wochen
    €5.311 ($5.948)
    28 Wochen
    €5.711 ($6.396)
    30 Wochen
    €6.112 ($6.845)
    40 Wochen
    €8.122 ($9.097)
    50 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
    €10.129 ($11.344)
    Durchschnittliche Gebühren
    €391 ($437) /Woche

    Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Fundacion Aldeas de Paz wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
    Anzahlung (15%)
    Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
    Restzahlung (85%)
    Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Fundacion Aldeas de Paz während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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    Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
    Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess einschließlich aller notwendigen Zahlungen. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
    Qualitätssicherung
    Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
    Flex Option
    Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
    Geld-zurück-Garantie
    Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von Fundacion Aldeas de Paz storniert wird
    Support & Mediation
    Wir unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
    Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
    Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch deine Freiwilligenorganisation erhoben.

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