Dental Elective Internship in India
Interns are placed in dental clinics in the region and work with professional dentists.The program is highly suitable for dental students who are looking to gain valuable working experience in the dentistry field. While first and second year dental students assist in basic tasks and shadow the doctor , fourth and final year students are given hands on tasks such as extractions , fillings and scalings depending on their skill level.
Basic itinerary for the program is as follows :-
Day 1 - Monday: Orientation and visit to the town and knowing the area.
Day 1 - Monday: Visit to the village where the camp will be set up and meeting the people and organizers.
Note : Dental students can join the program individually or along with group of dental students. Each program start date requires at least two - three sign ups to follow the program itinerary.
Dental Elective Internship Program Description
Interns need to bring supplies such as mouth masks, gloves, eye protection glasses, diagnostic kit and things such as dental hygiene education material, scallers and curretes.
Language & Cultural Orientation Week in Delhi
During Your Free Time
What We Provide
Local Transportation : Every Day Transportation to the working site only during the second week of the program.
Supplies : Medicines like pain killers, antibiotics and local anesthetics required during the program for the clinical camp.
What are you Paying For ?
- Pre departure information and support
- Airport Pickup and drop from Dharamsala airport
- Three meals a day
- Welcome dinner
- Accommodation in a home stay
- Local market tour
- Visit to Tea garden and Tea factory
- Visit to nearby tourist attractions within 20 kms
- Yoga and meditation class once a week
- 24*7 staff support
What's NOT Included ?
- Visa fee
- Any personal expenses (You would need around $40 per week for your personal expenses)
Hiren Shah (United Kingdom)I enjoyed working in Palampur and doing dental checkups on the kids. I also like the organized good trips around Himachal Pradesh...... read more
Katy Sarah Martin (United Kingdom)The program placement was fantastic. Everyone has been very helpful and supportive and we have an amazing experience. We loved the school camps as well as they were very beneficial...... read more
Frances O'Leary (United Kingdom)The pre-departure information was very helpful and thorough. It included all the essential details about everything. The dental internship has been very rewarding - We have been privileged to acquire a range of dental experience on this elective...... read more
What are the project locations in India ?
Our volunteer programs are located in and around Delhi , South India, Palampur/Dharamsala in Himalayas and in Kolkata.
People from which country can join the Volunteering Solutions program ?
We welcome people from any part of the world to join our program regardless of which country he or she may belong too.
Does Volunteering Solutions help with Visa?
Receiving an appropriate Visa for volunteering purpose is the volunteer's responsibility. Volunteering Solutions strongly recommends all volunteers to apply and get an appropriate visa before departing for India, please check with your local Indian Embassy in your country for more details. If needed, Volunteering Solutions do provide with written document which would help volunteers in getting the Visa.
When should I apply for the volunteer programs in India?
We are able to offer placements from any Monday of each month year round. Because of the increasing volume of applications, participants are requested to apply in advance to secure their spots.
How long does it take to process my application?
Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 4-7 working days.
When do I need to arrive in India for my program? What will happen once I arrive in India?
All volunteers need to arrive one day before their program start date. Our local coordinator or representative will pick volunteers from the respective Airport/Railway Station/Bus Station depending upon the arrival details provided by the volunteers. Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in India will be picked up from the bus station or at a meeting point decided beforehand.
How do I get to the program location?
Your country coordinator will take you to your placement and introduce you to everyone after giving you a basic orientation about the program/city/culture etc.
I want to know more about accommodation arrangements?
We provide you with accommodation from your start date to the end of the program. Accommodation will either be in the volunteer’s home or with a host family. Accommodation is shared along with other volunteers. You need to bring your own toiletries, mosquito net and sleeping bag.
Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the India-based volunteer programs?
What immunizations/vaccinations will I need?
- Hepatitis A and B
Are there more expenses once I arrive in India?
Your program fee covers you for food, accommodation, airport pick up, Orientation, Pre departure information and in country staff support. You will need to cover yourself for your personal expenses, such as traveling, telephone, internet, shopping, sightseeing etc. However you should carry around $40 - $50 per week for your basic personal expenses, such as water, local transport, phone etc.
Is there phone and internet available on projects?
Yes there is usually a phone at every placement we provide. You’ll have easy access to e-mail, telephone etc. Public telephone booths & cyber cafes are located practically everywhere. You can choose to carry your mobile phone if you want better connectivity with people back home.
What hours will I volunteer every day?
Volunteers usually work for 5 to 6 hours a day depending on their program. You will have weekend off so you can go to travel on weekends. However some organizations will need you to work on some Saturdays as well.
Where can I change my money in India? Are there ATM’s in India?
You can change money in any bank or at the airport by showing your passport. There are ATM's located all around the city (Delhi, Palampur, Kolkata and South India).
Can couples or families join the volunteer program?
Yes, couples and families are welcome to join our programs. We make special provisions for families joining our volunteering programs; we will be able to provide them with program placements and accommodations together.
What will be the food arrangement?
The host family provides two or three meals per day which consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The meals consist of Chicken, Rice, Beans, Fish, Salads and Fruits. Traditional Indian food will be provided to volunteers.
Do I need to buy health insurance?
Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here
What sorts of clothes are required for India?
Lightweight clothing and rainwear is recommended as well as warmer clothing for the evenings (light jacket and/or light sweaters). A pair of walking shoes is highly recommended as well.
What should I do in case of an emergency during my trip?
You’ll be provided with a pre-departure manual after you’ve signed up with us for our program. It’ll have the entire phone no’s and addresses of our country coordinators whom you may contact in case of any emergency.