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Dentistry Internships in Cambodia


Project Overview

  • Placement location: Phnom Penh
  • Role: To work alongside skilled local dentists, learning from their knowledge of various disorders and treatments
  • Types of placements: Hospitals and private clinics
  • Requirements: Interns must have completed at least three years of dentistry related studies or training
  • Accommodation: Shared volunteer apartments
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Volunteer observes a session with a patient on the dentistry project in Cambodia

On a Dentistry internship in Cambodia with Projects Abroad you will work in the dentistry department of the State Hospital in Phnom Penh and at a private dental clinic. Dentistry interns need to have completed at least 3 years of dental school in order to intern abroad in Cambodia.

While on your placement you will be involved with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of dental problems as well as the investigation and treatment of mouth disorders and surgical treatment of deformities of the mouth and jaw.

Dental Interns in Cambodia

As with all medical placements your role will usually start by being observational and then your level of responsibility will depend on your level of experience and skill. Showing enthusiasm and initiative and developing a good relationship with the local dental staff is essential and may lead to you gaining a more active role.

As an intern you will typically work Monday to Friday from 8am to 12pm. There are some staff who speak English and some will speak French, so an understanding of basic French may also help.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Cambodia Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.

While you are in Cambodia you will live in one of our Projects Abroad apartments with other volunteers. You can spend your time experiencing the sites of Phnom Penh with the Projects Abroad volunteer community.

If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills volunteering abroad as a professional in Cambodia.

While you’re in Cambodia, you might also consider joining a 1 week Culture & Community Project. For more information, please visit our Khmer Project in Cambodia.Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.

Cambodia Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan

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