Join our Dentistry internship in Argentina and get the experience you need to launch a career in dentistry. You’ll learn directly from experienced dentists at the Hospital Pediatrico del Ninos Jesus, a paediatric hospital in Cordoba. This is a different and exciting way to add work experience to your CV, which can help your future career.
You’ll also get the opportunity to do hands-on work, and help with basic dental checks during community outreaches. These outreaches are important, as we work in disadvantaged communities where dental care isn’t easily accessible. You’ll focus on teaching children about the importance of good, regular oral hygiene.
You’ll live and work in Cordoba, and stay with a local host family. Weekends and evenings are your free time to explore your surrounds and do a bit of travelling.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 1300 132 831 for more info.
When you apply you only pay AUD$495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
You need to speak intermediate Spanish.
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Medical Electives for Students
This project is also perfect for university medical and healthcare elective students. The real-world insight and knowledge you gain will help shape you as a future medical professional. You will also learn to work with different people and get a broader perspective of global healthcare systems and issues. This benefits your career for years to come. We can organise a placement that meets all of your university's requirements.
What will I be doing as a Dentistry intern in Argentina?
On this Dentistry internship in Argentina, there is plenty of opportunity for you to learn and build your practical dental knowledge. Here are some of the tasks you’ll help with:
- Observe and assist dentists at a paediatric hospital
- Help dentists with basic procedures during outreaches
- Teach children about basic oral hygiene
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Observe and assist experienced dentists
You’ll shadow experienced dentists at the Hospital Pediatrico del Ninos Jesus in Cordoba. By watching these doctors perform dental procedures you’ve only read about in text books before, you’ll learn a lot and expand your practical knowledge. We encourage you to ask questions and take notes.
Depending on whether you have some prior dentistry experience and training, you may be able to assist with basic procedures. This is strictly only with permission from your supervising dentist.
Help dentists with basic procedures during outreaches
During your Dentistry internship in Argentina, you can join an outreach to one of the more disadvantaged communities. Here, you’ll assist dentists with some of the more basic procedures, and gain some practical experience.
We also sometimes organise other outreach activities for all of our medical interns. This might include going to other hospitals to deliver food to the parents of the children who are in the hospital.
Teach children about basic oral hygiene
You will also get the opportunity to educate children about the importance of basic oral hygiene.
During outreaches, you can share why taking care of teeth is so important, and emphasise that they need to practice good oral hygiene everyday. In the hospital you could show children educational books and pictures about oral hygiene while they wait for their appointment.
Where will I be working during my Dental internship in Argentina?
You will be based in Cordoba, a city of natural beauty and historical significance with a true zest for life, best expressed in its vibrant cultural life and colourful street art. It’s located in central Argentina, in the foothills of the magnificent Sierras Chicas mountain range.
You’ll be placed at the Hospital Pediatrico del Ninos Jesus, a public university hospital located in Cordoba not far from our offices. You will also do outreaches to local communities and other hospitals.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
It was cool learning how things work without the fancy equipment that we have in the States. The doctor had to work strategically because they don’t have the best instruments or resources. The other volunteer and I called it the MacGyver method to dentistry.
Dentistry Internship in Argentina
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