Dentistry Observation & Experience Internship

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Fundacion Aldeas de Paz
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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, climb the mountain peaks of pico Duarte and visit historical sites in Santo Domingos' colonial town!
Work side by side with dentists in a developing country. This program offers you observation and hands-on dentistry work experience at a neighborhood dental health clinic This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 16+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+
Rolstoelgebruikers

DENTAL HEALTHCARE - Dentistry observation and experience opportunity

Program Description 
This Dentistry observation and experience opportunity offers you hands-on dentistry work experience and is aimed at current professionals and aspiring dentists. This program offers you hands-on dentistry work experience. It provides an opportunity to work in the local hospital-based dental clinic or a neighborhood health clinic, where you will experience the stark contrast between Western dentistry 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.

Volunteer placement, apprenticeship or internship
You can join this program as a volunteer, apprentice or intern. As a volunteer you are free to commit any number of hours per week. That's up to you! As an apprentice or intern however you probably have to fulfill requirements set by your school or university. Please inform us of your school or university internship requirements in advance so that we can work out your personalized work plan together. Also tell us about your personal expectations and goals. We are happy to give students academic credit or provide a report outlining the learning outcomes and deliverables achieved during the placement.

Requirements 
This program is suitable for dentistry students and electives. The key requirements for a medical volunteer/intern are initiative, enthusiasm and readiness to work in unfamiliar circumstances. The dentistry program is available for elective students, dentistry students with free holiday time, and pre-university students, as well as 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 in order to enhance your experience as a volunteer/intern. Please bring scrubs and closed shoes that are 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.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

  • What to expect
    You can join this program throughout the whole year. Working hours will be primarily in the morning when the doctors are at the dental clinic. As with any medical service, volunteers should recognize that their schedules may be subject to sudden changes and are dictated by patients’ needs.

    Activities can include but are not limited to

     

    • Observing, shadowing and assisting the dentist

    • Encouraging and teaching prevention of oral diseases through proper hygiene and regular check-ups for professional cleaning and evaluation (special prevention program for pregnant women)

    • Providing oral health services support when needed, including 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 as well as dental examinations and diagnosis

    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.

    Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

    Program 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, climb the mountain peaks of pico Duarte and visit historical sites in Santo Domingos' colonial town!

    What makes the Dominican Republic and Samana such a special destiny?
    Samana is the name of both the peninsula and its biggest town located at Samana bay 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 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. Experience the Dominican style of live and chill by the rhythm of Caribbean music!
    Other highlights nearby are:

    • 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,-)
    • Great Kitesurfing beaches near Las Terrenas only an hour from Samana! The whole Peninsula of Samana is a wild and precious natural gem! People are extremely friendly and nature is gorgeous! 
    • Whale-Watching - From mid-January to late March the bay is home to some of the world's best whale-watching

    Klimmen
    Concert/
    Muziek
    Duiken/
    Snorkelen
    Wandelen
    Museum/
    Opera
    Paardrijden
    Safari/
    Zoo
    Shoppen/
    Souvenirs
    Bezienswaardigheden
    Sport
    Zwemmen
    Watersport
    Yoga/
    Meditatie

    Voor­waarden

    Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 16 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.
    Taalkennis
    Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau) ou Spaans (basis niveau)
    Opleidingsvereisten
    preferably medicine or dentistry op High school graduate or pre-university student with focus on Medicine or Dentistry niveau
    Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
    Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
    Andere vaardigheden
    The key requirements for a dental care volunteer/intern are initiative, enthusiasm and readiness to work in unfamiliar circumstances. The dentistry program is available for elective students, dentistry students with free holiday time, and pre-university students, as well as students taking, or planning to take, specialist dentistry courses. Basic Spanish skills are needed, but an advanced level of Spanish experience will open up more opportunities. We offer free Spanish language lessons.
    Tijdsinzet
    Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

    Diensten ingesloten

    Diensten door Fundacion Aldeas de Paz

    Costs & Benefits
    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 minimum contribution starts at €155 per week (after the second week) and includes Spanish language classes and accommodation at our fully equipped guesthouse apartments, a special program donation as well as a personal welcome service and pick-up at the airport, transfer to the bus, bus fare and free transfer to your placement location.

     This is included:

    • Airport welcome service & transfer to your placement location 

    • Fully equipped Accommodation in Las Terrenas or Samana depending where you will be placed

    • Free WiFi (50Mbps) & access to washing machine

    • Free regular Spanish lessons throughout your placement

    • Placement introduction, certificate & student credit

    • Full support and 24/7 backup from local staff

    • Information about adventure packages & in-country travel

    Special Offer
    Volunteers and interns receive free language lessons throughout their placement duration. Classes focus on developing four basic communication skills: listening, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Students are encouraged to speak Spanish right from the very first day, using it in typical real-life situations as soon as they step outside the classroom where learning continues as they are immersed in the Spanish language and the Dominican culture.

    Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Las Americas International Airport

    About your Placement Location
    The Aldeas de Paz Foundation headquarters are located in the villages of Samana but this program is located in Las Terrenas and also in Samana town, center of the Samana province and peninsula in the north-eastern corner of the Dominican Republic. These villages with about 15000 inhabitants are very peaceful and safe and are constituted by a community with a strong sense of social responsibility. The people themselves consider their towns very safe, there is no more crime here than in any average small European town. The Dominican Republic's countryside as a whole is very peaceful, and certainly one of the safest regions in the Caribbean.

    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 welcomed 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 tranquility. 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.

    Accomodatie

    Our Volunteer Guesthouse Apartments and our Host Family home stay

    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 three beds is the standard option. Upgrades are available for double and single room occupancy and home stay with our lovely host family. Free wifi and access to a washing machine is, of course, standard at all Aldeas de Paz facilities. 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 often 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.

    Internet toegang
    Makkelijke toegang op de project site
    Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
    Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Eten, tussendoortjes en drankjes zijn bijkomende kosten.
    Vlucht tickets
    De dichtste luchthaven is Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Dominicaanse Republiek.
    Reisverzekering
    Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Dominicaanse Republiek biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
    Vaccinaties
    Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Dominicaanse Republiek dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Dominicaanse Republiek.

    Data & Kosten

    GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

    Gegevens over jouw aankomst

    Availability
    This program is ongoing throughout the whole year


    Time Commitment
    A minimum time commitment of 2 weeks is required and can be extended up to one year 


    Placement Location
    Samana & Las Terrenas


    About your Placement Location
    The Aldeas de Paz Foundation headquarters are located in the villages of Samana but this program is located in Las Terrenas and also in Samana town, center of the Samana province and peninsula in the north-eastern corner of the Dominican Republic. These villages with about 15000 inhabitants are very peaceful and safe and are constituted by a community with a strong sense of social responsibility. The people themselves consider their towns very safe, there is no more crime here than in any average small European town. The Dominican Republic's countryside as a whole is very peaceful, and certainly one of the safest regions in the Caribbean.

    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 welcomed 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 tranquility. 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.


    Beschikbaarheid
    jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
    Duurtijd
    2 - 50 weken

    Programmakosten

    Kosten: Prijs in USD
    2 weken (min. verblijf)
    $1.425
    3 weken
    $1.602
    4 weken
    $1.778
    5 weken
    $1.955
    6 weken
    $2.132
    7 weken
    $2.309
    8 weken
    $2.485
    9 weken
    $2.662
    10 weken
    $2.839
    11 weken
    $3.015
    12 weken
    $3.192
    13 weken
    $3.414
    50 weken (max. verblijf)
    $10.260
    Gemiddelde kosten
    $459 /week

    De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Fundacion Aldeas de Paz zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
    Waarborg (15%)
    De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
    Finale betaling (85%)
    Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Fundacion Aldeas de Paz gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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