The program is focused on, among other modules:


  • History taking and examination

  • Routine dental care and check-ups

  • Tooth Extractions

  • Root canal treatments

  • Dental fillings of various types depending on their use and needs.

  • Incision and Drainage

  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgeries

  • Third molar surgeries

  • Periodontal diseases

  • Occlusal disharmony and management

  • Investigations

  • Dental radiographs including IOPAs (intraoral periapical), OPGs (orthopantomography), lateral cephalograms, occlusal Xrays, bitewings etc

  • Dental fine needle aspirations and biopsies

  • Dentofacial forensic odontological sciences


Program Focus Points

Common Dental Conditions 

What do we Provide?

Dental caries and periodontal diseases are generally considered to be the major oral health problems around the world. In African countries and most other developing countries, however, these do not appear to be on the same order of severity as in the developed world. The oral health profile is not homogeneous across most developing countries. Based on basic epidemiological criteria of prevalence and severity, the major oral health problems in the placement destinations among low socioeconomic communities, in order of severity, are:

  • cancrum oris (noma),

  • acute necrotizing gingivitis (ANG),

  • oral cancer,

  • oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS,

  • facial trauma

  • dental caries.

  • A safe and secure placement

  • Local accommodation & meals

  • Doctor &  & Mentor Fees

  • Comprehensive support by international staff

  • Flexible dates

  • Expert advice on placements

  • Wifi

  • Airport Transfer

  • Transport to and from your hospital placement

  • Unmatched opportunities for hands-on experience

  • Strong mentorship programs

  • Cultural exchange and exposure



Mark Thomas, New York Universtiy - Dental, Indonesia

I gained so much experience and confidence after working with EI. Managed to rotate in all departments ranging from Oral Surgery to Endodontic, Prosthodontics to Pediatric Dentistry.

Mary Fields, University of Southampton - Midwifery, Kenya 

Elective International has a great program in Kenya, hands down. I wasn’t expecting to get nearly as much work as I did but was in for a shock.  The midwifery program exposed me to so much I wouldn’t have learned if I hadn’t chosen Kenya as an elective destination.

Anne Riordan, University of Dublin - Medicine Elective

The EI staff is a friendly and supportive bunch who do a first-rate job of making sure people like myself who don’t travel a lot feel right at home. 

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