Volunteer in Kathmandu Center: Dental Hospital

This program is recommended for trained professionals, dental students and qualified dental hygienists. Dental volunteers are based in a large dental hospital in Kathmandu which focuses services on the poor, marginalized  and  destitute  people  of  the  community.

Volunteers  will  work  under  the  supervision  of local registered dentist. Different types of treatment can include scaling, fillings, RCT, crowns, dentures, orthodontic, periodontal, surgical extraction which are a common daily treatment at the hospital. Volunteers  will  be   also  be   part  of  community  outreach   work.    Planned   visits   to   local  schools, orphanages,  monasteries  to  promote  oral  health  and  hygiene  practices  and  pass out  donations.  Volunteers will show children how to properly brush their teeth and give oral health check-ups.

Most  Nepali  people  have limited  understanding  of  safe  dental  practices,  and  oral  hygiene  standards  in Nepal are very low.   Dental treatment is also considered very expensive  in Nepal.  People are very less concerned about the dental hygiene which results in various sever dental problems.

Volunteer Opportunities: Dentist Programs

Overview

  • Project Length: 1 or 2 week placements
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Kathmandu (KTM) 4.Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Airlines: Turkish Air, Qatar Air, Malaysian Airways, Air India, Jet Airways, Thai Air, Ethiad
  • Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hep A wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Kathmandu
  • Airport meet and greet in Kathmandu. Next day orientation and city tour
  • 30-40 hours per week including community outreach visits.
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer 

Required:

  • Must be sudlicensed in your home country. Dental students/Pre-dental can join the dental internship.
  • Medical scrubs (white preferred) or lab jacket. Basic examination kit: mirror, probe, periodontal probe, tweezers, gloves
  • $200 supply/donation fee for all dental placements. This extra fee is collected during the final payment. Will be used to organize 2-3 dental outreach visits, for dental supplies and for local dental support on outreach days.

Note: It is recommended all the volunteers to take Nepali language class which includes Nepali dental terms and help in effective communication during the placement with the staff and patient.

Not included:

  • Flights to Nepal.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Extra- Not Included activities:

  • UNESCO Heritage car/ bike tour full day/half day
  • Hiking guide hire Horse riding
  • Nepali Dance Class Nepali language learning (basic/intermediate/advance level)
  • Trekking around the Himalayas.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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