Dental Campaign 2017

 

The dental program in Guatemala is aimed at helping low income rural communities in the Mayan Highlands, who may not normally have access to these facilities, by deploying volunteers specializing in dental health. Dental professionals will help small clinics with patients, offering basic check-ups and treatment and also conducting workshops in low income rural schools about dental hygiene and prevention. Our campaigns are very beneficial to the rural areas, offering services that are often otherwise not available or limited. Although a translator/coordinator is provided for the entirety of the trip, volunteers joining the program should be able to speak basic Spanish to communicate with patients and the clinic’s staff.

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Our medical campaigns are open to all volunteers with relevant training or experience in healthcare, however, volunteers will always be supervised by local staff regardless of their level of qualification and experience.

Since the clinics that volunteers will be working in are low income as well, any dental supplies to perform basic procedures are greatly appreciated by the clinics.

Program Duration: 10 days

Amount of participants: The program will run with a minimum of 6 participants and space is limited to 12 participants.

Dates:

May 3-13

June 19-29

Location: Tecpan, Guatemala and neighboring villages.

What does the program include:

Clean and safe accommodation in basic hotels

3 meals per day

On site coordinator

All in country transport

Weekend trip to Lake Atitlan (http://www.atitlan.com/)

Support throughout the program

What to Bring?

A basic  dental Kit that includes:

-Forceps #16 , #18 R & L,150, 151,210
-Dental elevator
-Curettes
-Dental tweezers
-Inspection mirror
-Explorer
-Aspirating syringe

 

Comfortable clothes

Head lamp

What will we be doing?

Treating patients in our partner clinic

Conducting field visits to small villages

Dental cleanings

Extractions

Applying dental sealants

Fillings

Field visits to schools to educate on dental hygiene and basic disease prevention

Costs

US$1100 Per participant

 

Want to join us?

 

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