Our partner hospital in Arequipa facilitates the government's free dental care program for those lacking funds, meaning you'll be treating patients with needs ranging from extractions and fillings to surgery. Other commonplace cases include misaligned teeth, cavities and severe decay. In your free time, you’ll find the city of Arequipa is a truly unique jumble of history and modernity, with beautiful volcanic stone, traditional clothing and modern businesses. Read what our students think below!
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"For endodontics, due to the lack of resources, rubber dams and rotary instruments were not readily available."Read more
"I got to watch lots of interesting cases such as a salivary gland stone removal"Read more
"I learnt so much about dentistry, but I also left feeling inspired thanks to my housemates and staff."Read more
"Part way through the treatment the power went out and the entire operatory plunged into complete darkness. I felt a little hand grab hold of my finger. It held on until the power came back!"Read more
"I saw quite a few cases that I had only learned about in textbooks up until this placement."Read more
"Ghana does have many of the same treatments available as we do at home, but many people cannot afford it."Read more
"The resilience of the patients—and the people of Tanzania in general—astounded me."Read more
"The experience taught me how to work around limited resources and making the most out of them".Read more
I was exposed to more oral surgery at this clinic in ten days than in my entire fourth year at dental schoolRead more
"My dentistry placement in Nepal was an experience of a lifetime, which was only made possible by the immense help from WtW"Read more