This project provides an opportunity to work in a dental clinic which performs common procedures such as: restorative (dental restorations, crowns, bridges, prosthetic (dentures)); endodontic (root canal) therapy; periodontal (gum) therapy; and exodontia (extraction of teeth); as well as examinations and diagnosis are performed. Additionally, the dentists can also prescribe medications such as antibiotics, fluorides, painkillers, local anaesthetics, sedatives as well as responding to emergency situations.
This program is suitable for medical students/ dental students with free holiday time, pre-university students, students taking - or planning to take - specialist courses as well as professionals in medical/ dental health care.
The key requirements for an intern are initiative, enthusiasm, and readiness to work in unfamiliar circumstances. If candidates have more specialized skills, this will allow for more specialized activities. Please provide a recent “statement of fitness to work in healthcare”! Basic conversational Spanish skills are required and the more advanced your level of experience and Spanish language skills, the larger the number of opportunities available. To allow for deeper engagement with your placement we also offer 6 free Spanish language lessons every week allowing for an enhanced experience as a volunteer/intern with us. Additionally, it is asked that you provide your own scrubs.An extra donation of €30 per week is required which will go directly to the clinic administration to support needy patients with medicines and medical materials. Additionally, it is asked that you provide your own scrubs.
LEARN SPANISH: We offer free Spanish Language immersion classes. Lessons 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 are immersed in Spanish language and culture.
HIGHLIGHTS: There is no end of activities and sights to visit in your spare time. Visit the north coast for some of the best windsurfing or kite boarding found in the world, go whale watching, try fun hiking, biking or even white water rafting for those adrenaline seekers! You may also like to visit the Caribbean's highest peak or the Playa Rincon, said to be one of the best beaches in the world. Hunt round the quaint town of Monte Cristo for some great finds including bargain priced jewellery made from handcrafted beads, and try some with some of the local rum in one of the colourful bars!
UPON ARRIVAL: Upon arrival at Santo Domingo Airport you will be met by an in-country pick-up service and transported to the bus terminal from where you leave with the luxury bus to Samana. On arrival in Samana Aldeas de Paz staff will pick you up and bring you to the accommodation where you will be based for the duration of your project.