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Dentistry Internships in Greece

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  • Work in professional medical facilities, such as a hospital dental ward or a specialist dental clinic
  • Gain insight into how dental practices differ in developing countries, and how dentists cope with fewer resources
  • See oral diseases and conditions much more advanced than you would see at home such as tooth decay
  • Observe routine and complex procedures, such as root canals or maxillofacial surgery 
  • Participate in hands-on dental outreaches and raise awareness of oral hygiene

We offer a range of dental programs, including:

  • Dental internships for high school students
  • Internships for pre-dental students
  • Dental internships for college students
  • Dentistry volunteer opportunities for professionals

No matter which dental internship you choose, we can tailor the experience to fit your level. You can also trust in the Projects Abroad guarantee: that all of our programs are safe, flexible, and hassle-free. Once you arrive in-country, all you need to worry about is the wealth of knowledge there is for you to absorb!

Dental Internships for Undergraduates

Philotimo Dental programs are ideal as summer dental internships for undergraduates. You can choose your own start and end dates, so you can travel whenever you want during the popular months of May, June, and July. These programs run throughout the year, so you can also join during quieter months and the semester.

What are the benefits of a dental internship abroad?

There are several benefits to completing a dental internship for college students or high schoolers. You’ll get the experience you need to prepare yourself for the next stage in your education and career. It’s an exciting and different way to develop your skills and knowledge.

You can also expect to: 

  • Improve global competencies such as communication, organization, planning, teamwork, time management, leadership, and resilience
  • Observe oral conditions and treatment methods you might not encounter at home
  • Get a more in-depth dental shadowing experience compared to your home country
  • Learn to work and empathize with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Improved self-confidence as you broaden your horizons

The Shadowing Experience

The actual shadowing experience is the core of the program. It typically involves orientation and introductions, observing dental procedures, engaging with patients, and reflecting on the experience.

Orientation and introductions familiarize participants with the dental setting, including the clinic or hospital facilities, various departments, and key personnel. Meeting preceptors and staff members establishes a supportive network.

Observing dental procedures allows participants to witness the intricacies of patient care. From routine check-ups to complex treatments, this hands-on experience provides a real-world understanding of dental practice. Interacting with dental professionals during rounds, conferences, and informal discussions further enriches the learning experience.

Engaging with patients is a vital aspect of dental shadowing. Participants learn the significance of effective chairside manner, empathy, and communication in dental settings. Assisting with patient care activities, under supervision, offers practical involvement in the dental team and fosters teamwork skills.

Reflecting on the experience through journaling and discussions with preceptors and fellow participants encourages deep learning and self-improvement. It provides an opportunity to share insights, challenges, and personal growth, enhancing the overall learning experience.

What's included?

24/7 U.S. and Local Country Support.

Philotimo Med Abroad recognizes the importance of a strong support network in a foreign country thousands of miles from home. We provide a single U.S. point of contact for families at home, while onsite, each intern is matched with a program coordinator and a mentor.

Orientation and Training.

Philotimo Med Abroad ensures that its interns are fully informed and prepared before beginning their dental internship program. As such, we offer two types of orientation programs: one led by a program coordinator regarding the local area, and the other geared toward the work environment, including hospital operations, safety protocols, sanitation requirements, and specific terminology.

Your Home Away From Home

  • Philotimo’s top concern is keeping our interns safe during their stay
  • The central hub of your overseas internship experience. The best way to think of it is as your home from home. 
  • You’ll find the Philotimo accommodations a short distance away from center — a maze of winding lanes with more shops, bars, and restaurants than you’ll have time to visit.

 

Travel, Accident and Health Insurance.​

International Medical Aid provides each participant with top-rated travel insurance that will cover most medical and dental expenses, medical evacuation, lost luggage costs, and trip interruption coverage. This insurance is underwritten by iNext. This insurance is among the strongest and most comprehensive coverage offered by any student travel organization in the United States.

Placement Related Transportation.

Philotimo provides participants with shared, daily roundtrip transportation to placement sites in addition to arrival/departure airport transfers. Safe, reliable transportation is also available for leisure and personal trips at reasonable rates to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all interns.

Excursions

A weekly excursion and cultural immersion activities.

Meals.

Philotimo provides nutritious local cuisine experiences that participants will find both healthy and delicious. We provide breakfast and full meals a day and group meals (except during the weekends)and can accommodate special nutritional needs.

Evaluation.

Following the conclusion of each placement, participants will be asked to evaluate components of their program.

Canditates & Specialties available.

Pre-Dental Students, Dental Students, Dentists, Gap year

Specialties: Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pediatrics

Philotimo Med Abroad does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex or national and ethnic origin. 

How to Apply?

Research Explore &
Apply

  • Find program details, locations, specialties, and durations to explore.
  • Make sure the programs match your interests and career goals.
  • Fill out the application 

Check Eligibility &
Requirements

  • Meet with a member of our admissions team
  • To better understand the internship and ask any questions.

Submit Application &
Pay Application Fee

Please submit the following documents and pay your deposit:

1. Updated resume
2. Statement of intent
3. Passport, Covid certificate, and medical records
4. Academic transcripts

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