Dental Care Assistant

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founded in 2009
Peru Volunteer and Travel
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Coordinator | Jimmy
Coordinator | Jimmy
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Help put a smile on the Peruvian children and adults! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Dental students can support the provision of dental care, participating in hygiene campaigns and healthcare education. Interns will be placed in "Centros de Salud" or Hospitals which provide both primary and basic emergency care to low-income families.

The program

Our dental care programs need volunteer with skills and passion for helping others! As dental health is often one of the most critically underserved healthcare fields in Peru, there are people who are in desperate need of your abilities. 

In Peru, there are few opportunities for adults and children to have access to dental care and oral hygiene education. However, there are many great projects that are mobilizing skilled volunteers to maintain smiles across Cusco. 

Volunteer work

For dental or pre-dental students, working abroad allows for an opportunity to spread your valuable, skills and knowledge to a population that would not usually have access to them. For dental or pre-dental students, working abroad allows you to observe your field in its most basic role and to help people.

Dental interns will be placed in local dental clinics and work alongside a licensed dentist to gain experience in practical techniques such as prophylaxis, sealants, restorations, and extractions.

Opportunities may be available to participate in outreach programs in schools and rural communities during the intern's stay. 

Volunteers will be given a level of responsibility according to their level of training and expertise. Spanish level and ability to take initiative.

Participating in this project you will need to bring their own materials to develop dental cures and prophylaxis (it is mandatory). 

- Conservation kits (x2)
- white medical jacket and Scrubs (to wear daily)
- Box of surgical gloves (x2)
- Dental composite resins (white filling B2)
- Box of surgical masks

** Prior to your arrival you may be required to provide copies of your training and credentials.

Note: The program is suitable only for dental students or professional.

Typical day

Upon arrival in Cusco, we will be waiting for you at Cusco’s airport, from where we will go to our host family. We will be given a health & safety and program orientation, and you will have time to rest.

Monday morning, we will meet and you will be given a briefing about your project. Then we will take the public bus to the project, where you will be introduced to the director and can start working.

Monday to Friday:

7:30 AM - Breakfast with host family
8:00 AM - Intern leaves to the project
8:30 AM - Arrival at the project, beginning of Interning
1:00 PM - End of project
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Lunch (free time)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free time
7-7:30PM - Dinner with the host family

**The Interns on afternoons are free to visit and explore the city, or can chose to take Spanish classes which can be arrange at our office.

Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon or Lake Titicaca.

At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!

Concert/
Music
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Dental at University, college level
Required Documents
CV and Application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ability to take initiative, leadership.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel
  • Intern placement
  • Intern project management and administration for your selected program length
  • Program and Safety orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  •  Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at Host Family
  • 2 meals per day ( breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Intern certificate 
  • Recommendation Letter
  • 1 free Spanish class
  • Free city walking tour
  • Transport to Intern project the first day
  • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
  • **Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

    Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

We pick volunteers up from Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.

Accommodation

Interns will stay in a homestay where they will live with a local family. Interns can expect to share a room with one or two other. We highly recommend staying with a family; that way you will also learn the Peruvian way of life, meet local people, eat typical food, speak the language (Spanish) and engage in local customs and traditions.

Interns will be sharing bathroom and common areas with other Interns and members of the family.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

2 meals are included (breakfast and dinner). Interns can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their experience as Peruvian food is diverse. We will be glad to let the family know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Once you arrive in Cusco, please pick up your bags and then step out of the airport. Our PEVolunteer representative will be waiting for you there with a sign that has your name written on it.

The first day of Intern’s program (normally Sunday) is upon arrival in Cusco, Intern will be pickup from the airport and then transfer to host family. Here Interns will have the day to rest and acclimatize.

FLIGHT INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SENT TO US PRIOR ARRIVAL IN PERÚ.

First day! Your Introduction

Interns orientation will begin on Monday at around 9:00 am at our office in Cusco and will be conducted by our staff. It will cover everything you need to know for your Intern placement in the city including an introduction to Peru, Peruvian customs, Spanish classes, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Peru, and an introduction to your project and placement. Once our orientation is complete, Interns will be transported to their projects, usually by public bus, with some exception of some walking distance projects. Upon arrival, Intern will be introduced to projects Directors and can start working at the same day.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$363
3 weeks
$491
4 weeks (max. stay)
$619
Average fees
$168 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Peru Volunteer and Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Peru Volunteer and Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Dental Care Assistant

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$168/week

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