Dentistry Placements in Ghana - Global Medical Projects

Dentistry Placements in Ghana

Historically, dental care in Ghana was not free. Just like medical care, you had to pay to be treated. Therefore, a trip to the dentist has often been sacrificed by people who struggle to pay for education and health care.

The new optional National Insurance scheme in Ghana has changed this and given more Ghanaians access to medical and dental care. However, lack of demand for dental care has meant that dental provision has still yet to catch up with the increased demand.

You will be based at the busy dental department of a regional hospital in Cape Coast. Some of the cases you will see will be similar to those you will treat at home. Conditions relating to gum disease, tooth decay and infections will be common. However, you will also see instances of severe and advanced decay and disease because previously patients have been unable to afford dental treatment.

You will be able to work alongside busy Ghanaian dentists as they struggle to cope with the increased number of patients caused by the new access to dental care. Although access to dental provision has improved, the number of qualified dentists and technicians has not kept pace.

In addition to working with the dentists, you will also be able to spend time on community outreach projects, visiting schools and rural village communities to talk about the impact of sugary diets on teeth and improving oral hygiene and also to provide basic outreach dental care.

Accommodation on this project is in our group accommodation, usually sharing with others. You will be joined in Ghana by others on our medical, teaching, media and business projects.

Costs:

Cost in £

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
£995£1,095£1,195£1,345£1,495

Cost in Euros

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
1,350€1,495€1,495€1,795€1,995€

Cost in US $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
$1,595$1,795$1,995$2,235$2,475

Cost in Auz $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
Au$1,990Au$2,190Au$2,390Au$2,740Au$3,090

Cost in £

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
£150£595N/A£100

Cost in Euros

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
200€800€N/A135€

Cost in US $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
$240$995N/A$160

Cost in Auz $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
Au$300Au$1,190N/AAu$200

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