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International Dentistry Internships in Kenya


Project Overview

  • Placement location: Nanyuki
  • Role: To work alongside a skilled local dentist and learn from their knowledge of the profession
  • Requirements: None
  • Types of placements: Hospitals and outreach work
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A Dentistry intern performs a routine check-up in Kenya

A Projects Abroad Dentistry internship in Kenya is a great option for you if you are a student considering a career in the field of dentistry or a Dentistry student on a study break. Dentistry interns work in a dentistry department, which is attached to a local hospital in the town of Nanyuki. During your internship you will learn a lot about the dental profession and how it works in a developing country.

Dentistry interns will get a unique insight into various procedures including tooth extractions and root canal fillings. As an intern, your role will be to observe the dentist and their staff throughout the day. By shadowing the staff, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and review cases. If you have dental experience and are enthusiastic and willing you may be given more responsibility. This could be helping set up the instruments for the dentists and assisting them while they treat patients.

Interning Abroad as a Dentist in Kenya with Projects Abroad

If you are pro-active and organized, you could help facilitate an outreach program. This could involve visiting schools and care centres to promote the importance of oral hygiene to the children. Projects Abroad will be able to help you set this up.

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

While interning in Kenya you will stay with a local host family allowing you to experience Kenyan culture first hand. You will also have access to our vibrant Projects Abroad volunteer community who you can spend time with when you are not at work. Nanyuki is a small but bustling town with plenty to see and do nearby.

Dentistry internships 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.

If you are a fully qualified Dentist, we can tailor you a placement where your skills will be put to good use. Please Contact Us for more information.

Kenya Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan

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