INDIA: Professional and Hands-On Dentistry Work Experience in Southern India

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

What an amazing placement! Gain hands-on experience working with a private dentist and also carry out community development travelling around poor schools.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably from what you're used to in your home country. The experience you gain will also be an invaluable entry on your CV or resume. You don't need any qualifications to do this placement but the dentist/owner of the practice does require you to have a passion for helping others.


Our dentistry work experience placement is based in the delightful and bustling town of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The owner of the dental practice trained in England and he has achieved many awards for services to dentistry. He is dedicated to serving the public and in particular helping the poor and needy. Not only does he have a state of the art surgery, he also has a well equipped mobile unit that goes out every day to promote oral hygiene awareness. The mobile unit also visits the government schools in Tamil Nadu to give free treatment to the students. Recently they launched their own brand of toothpaste!


• An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into beautiful India and it's fascinating culture.
• New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
• An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
• And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


The areas that the dental practice specialises in are:

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  • Endodontics & Conservative Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Perdodontics
  • Oral & Maillofacial Surgery
  • Prosthodontics
  • Implantology
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

Within the dental practice you will take care of the patients, work with the dental hygienist and help with counselling. You will also have the opportunity to go out with the mobile unit and assist the team with educating the school children on the importance of oral hygiene and teaching them preventative measures. You will also get involved with screening for diseases.

Your working hours are usually subject to a shift rota. When you will beat the surgery you will have one session in the morning and one in the evenings, Monday to Fridays only. You will have the afternoon off to rest or explore the city! However you will need to be flexible when you go out with the mobile unit as your hours will vary day to day. All of the staff here are very friendly and helpful and they will make you feel extremely welcome.


If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen. It’s as easy as that.


Add to your travel experience in India by doing some additional exciting optional extra activities:
• YOGA & MEDITATION CLASSES: Learn or improve your Yoga skills. Kick-start your days with Yoga followed by Meditation, it’ll set you up for the day!
• 2-HOUR BASIC TAMIL LANGUAGE COURSE (only £7). You'll learn some basic phrases to kick-start your placement
• 4-WEEK TAMIL LANGUAGE COURSE: (£49) taken at the same time as doing your main project. Lessons are by a retired Professor of Tamil. You'll appreciate the benefits of having some Tamil during your placement ... and the locals will love you for trying to speak their language.

This project can also be combined with any of our other projects in India, such as Sports or Summer Camp, Teaching or various Care, giving you a varied and broad experience of life in India.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £895 for two weeks. You can participate for up to twelve weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, home stay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


Qualifications depend on which placement you choose. Some don't require any qualifications or experience and some others would prefer some experience. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humor helps!)

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