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Medical and dental healthcare

Organisation: Aldeas de Paz

Country: Dominican Republic

Type: Humanitarian & Community Development, Medical & Health Care

Medical and dental healthcare

• Observe, shadow, and assist doctors, nurses or dentists with their work

• Participate in patient care: comfort patients and assist in examining patients

• Observe, shadow and assist medics and paramedics at their work • Provide ambulance support when needed

• Assist, teach and encourage prevention, hygiene and check-ups

• Assist developing educational materials and engagement strategies for various prevention programs using Multi-Media means

• Assist with Hospital administration tasks and help improve procedures and workflow

• Encourage and teach prevention of oral diseases through proper hygiene and regular checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation. (Special prevention program for pregnant woman)

• Provide oral health services support when needed, which includes dental assistance, dental hygiene and dental therapy.

• Spend time with specialists

• Assist the dentist relative to your skills and experience with dental treatments: dental restorations, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canal therapy, periodontal therapy, and extraction of teeth, as well as dental examinations and diagnosis.

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  • Medical and dental healthcare

    Gain invaluable hands-on experience, working side-by-side with medical staff at the local hospital or dentist clinic.This opportunity will give you an insight into the setting up and running of a hospital on a daily basis. As the hospital is still modernizing there are many challenges faced and there are realities not often seen in developed countries. Therefore this project not only provides you with responsibility for patients, it allows you to broaden your perspective by working in a hospital in a developing country where you will be faced with the disparities between medical practice in the developed and developing world.

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