A Summer of Dentistry

As soon as our first year dental students have settled in, they hear about the legendary fourth year. On the elective project, there are six weeks of travelling and seeing dentistry abroad. Ever since, I had been imagining and planning where I wanted to go and what I want to do. I have always felt that to fully appreciate a country, you have to immerse yourself in their culture, their people, and their way of life. After consulting the dental tutors, I started to appreciate the elective study as more than a time to take out of university for travelling. I have always had a passion for volunteering with children and the less privileged.  After several months of research and talking to senior students and staff, I decided that the East Meets West Dental Clinic (EMWDC) would be the perfect place for me to serve. The majority of the humanitarian work done by EMWDC was for unprivileged children with high caries rates in rural areas. Continue reading