Morocco Dental Health Internship Service Learning Trip

Volunteer Morocco currently offers a 8 day Dental Internship Service Learning Trip during the Spring Break, March 17 to 25, 2018, for those who are looking for a Global Health experience in Dental Health.

The internship will iinclude: Shadow/Assist Moroccan Dental Specialists (Family, Orthodontic, and Oral Surgery,) Students will learn about healthcare delivery in both rural and urban health clinics all under the supervision of Moroccan Dentists. Hands-on experience with Moroccan dentists at dental office practices in the city of Agadir and visit a 500 bed hospital with a dental clinic/unit. The dental students under supervision will provide screenings, consultations, fillings, extractions, x-rays, surgery, fluoride treatment, and education on proper brushing and flossing for oral health.

 

Since our inception, participants who are studying to become dental hygienists have been providing education on how to brush your teeth and keep them healthy.  Once the one on one instruction is finished the children given a new toothbrush, toothpaste and floss.  This is a source of pride to the children as they show off their toothbrushes to those who pass by.  The participants will also administer fluoride treatments to the children as part of the dental health agenda.