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Dentistry Project (Cordoba)

Volunteer in Dentistry Project in Cordoba, Argentina

The dentistry project, organized in the exciting city of Cordoba, Argentina, is for medical professionals, students, or someone hoping to study dentistry in the future and gain some work experience. The project offers a wonderful opportunity to gain practical experience in dentistry in Argentina, and can be customized to meet your interests and skills. Volunteers will work under an experienced supervisor and most patients you will treat will come from a very poor background.

What difference is this project making?

Volunteers are immersed in daily discussions on differential diagnosis, radiographic interpretation and treatment planning complex cases, case presentations, and behavioral studies. There is no formal curriculum so the participants can learn at their own pace. When completing this project, volunteers will understand the dentistry practice in Argentina fully.

Highlights of the program

Your general duties can include helping with lab work including pouring up good study models, setup and assisting all dental specialties that requires developing an understanding of what is being done and why, cleaning and disinfecting treatment rooms, sterilization of instruments, and stocking required materials for all aspects of dentistry. You can also work to confirm patient appointments, patient follow-up, patient recall for dentistry, learn how to perform diagnosis and treatment plan patient cases, and offer varying case presentations. You will also know the different types of numbering/notations for teeth and terms related to dentistry; instrument names, tooth names, tooth surfaces. You will also learn to understand how to review oral hygiene with patients.

Volunteers must be at least 18 and they must have health insurance as well as accident and liability. They must also respect the rules and regulations of the center, be resourceful, and must not hesitate to become involved in different activities. If they do not have a good knowledge of Spanish, they can join our Spanish classes, which will help make their program more effective. The community program is an initiative of local municipality and works with deprived communities.

Project location

With 1.4 million visitors, Cordoba is Argentina's second city. The city is nestled in a valley and is surrounded by high mountains. The city averages about 24 degrees Celsius in the summer and 11 degrees Celsius in the winter. Cordoba is known for its streets, promenades, and buildings that are a mixture of colonial and modern architecture. There are also plenty of parks, restaurants, and museums to visit.

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