Volunteer in Kathmandu Center: Dental Hospital

Volunteer in Nepal, 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.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.