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Electives in Kenya for Dental Students

  • Placement location: Nanyuki
  • Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous dentistry training
  • Requirements: You must be a student studying dentistry. If you are not a student, please go to our standard Dentistry in Kenya page
  • Types of Placement: Hospitals
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A Kenyan dentist conducts a checkup in Kenya, Africa.

If you choose to do your Dentistry Elective with Projects Abroad in Kenya, you will be working alongside qualified dentists and dental staff in a dentistry department that is attached to a local hospital in the town of Nanyuki. You will have the opportunity to experience the dental profession and how it works within another culture.

You must be a dental student to do an Elective placement. Projects Abroad will work closely with you to ensure your placement is able to fulfil the requirements of your elective module. Our in-country staff members are on hand to answer your pre-departure questions and help with any paperwork. They will also be able to support you throughout your stay in Kenya.

Dental Student Electives in Kenya with Projects Abroad

You will be allocated a qualified dentist who will be your supervisor. You will spend the majority of your time observing their work, learning about the different procedures used with the patients, and exchanging ideas. They will be a source of knowledge helping you gain a unique insight into how a dentistry department operates in Kenya. You will shadow qualified staff throughout your stay. They are receptive to enthusiastic students and, by becoming a valued part of the team, you will learn a lot and may be given more to do.

When you are on your Dentistry Elective placement, you will stay with one of our local host families. You will also meet other Projects Abroad medical elective students who you can spend time with during your days off.

Dental Student Electives in Kenya are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.

While you’re in Kenya, you might also consider joining a 1 week Conservation & Environment Project. For more information, please visit our African Savannah Conservation & Environment Project in Kenya page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations." 

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