Dental Hospital Project

Dental Hospital Project

Dental Hospital Project

In a city based dental elective placement, you will be working under the direct supervision of a team of dentists who are associated with our partner dental hospital in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Our dental placement in Nepal are based at a busy dental hospital and local dentist practices in and around Kathmandu and Pokhara cities. The local practices are very similar to those you probably visit at home but the main difference will be the level of sophistication of the tools they use. Like your dental practice at home, the clinics are usually divided into general dentistry (check-ups, fillings, extractions etc) orthodontics, & prosthodontics  and you will have the opportunity to gain experience in both areas. Often, the supervisors of our rural dental projects also teach at the local dental school so during placement time, Pre-university students will also be given the opportunity to accompany him/her to lectures during the day along with the elective students.


AGP – Dental Outreach provides volunteers with the opportunity to shadow dental professionals and assist them in procedures such as extractions, cleanings, fillings, radiography, and sealants. In the clinics, volunteers will perform basic triage, assist the dentists, and manage the pharmacy, as well conduct oral hygiene instruction classes in elementary school during school visit at the end of the placement. All volunteer work is under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

Shadowing a Dentist

Volunteers sit right next to the dentist and assist as he or she diagnoses conditions, performs procedures and discusses follow-up treatment. Volunteers will have countless opportunities to ask questions and learn as much as they would like.

Patient History & Measure Vital Statistics

Volunteers meet patients as they come into clinic, take their personal medical and dental history and record their current appointment specifics. They learn how to measure  blood pressure readings and analyze blood sugar levels. Volunteers will learn these skills and then apply them under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.

Sterilization and tray Preparation

Volunteers learn and apply the proper techniques for sterilizing different instruments post-procedure. Volunteers also learn about the instruments used for each procedure, and prepare the instrument trays for the dentists.

Education Day

Towards the end of the hospital placement, the hospital team along with the volunteer will travel to a local school and teach children the importance of hygiene, dental health, hand washing, nutrition or another subject the team decides to teach. Ideally teams will bring something to distribute to the children such as toothbrushes and fluoride tooth pastes.

In the hospitals you will have the opportunity to work with more varied cases. Just like the smaller clinics, you will routinely be involved with dental cavities, filling decayed teeth with dental restorative materials, etc, but you can also have the opportunity to experience oral and maxillofacial surgery under a watchful eye of your supervisor. This includes:

The care of emergency patients with maxillofacial injuries

Pediatric dentistry

Straightening teeth and modification of midface and mandibular growths

Restorative dentistry work

Root canal therapy

Cosmetic dentistry

Surgery for impacted wisdom teeth,

The removal of cysts on the jaw, benign small tumors etc.

To apply for this placement, click on “Apply Now” below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn’t cost a penny and you won’t pay anything until you’re completely happy and you’re ready to reserve your place.

Program features

  • Immersive hospital shadowing
  • Ethical, Not for profit program model
  • 24/7 support from expert mentors
  • Access to all specialty departments
  • Travel and accident insurance
  • Global health education programs
  • Recognized credential
  • Graduate school admission support



Last updated: June 16th, 2020


The Enlightenment that speak to this time of coronavirus shutdowns and of health and economic fears.


Travel in response to COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly. AROUND GOOD PEOPLE is closely monitoring the situation, following the advice of public health experts, and making decisions with our participants, staff, and global community partners at the forefront of every conversation. 


As the world begins to re-open, your wellbeing is our highest priority.

Thanks to the incredible team effort of millions around the world, many countries are beginning to exit their COVID-19 lockdowns and re-open their countries for visitors. While some regions may remain restricted for some months more, we plan to restart our Dental Placement volunteer programs where the local health situation and government advice allows this. AROUND GOOD PEOPLEs volunteers provide invaluable support to our local communities around the underprivileged communities in Nepal. Now more than ever, our volunteerscontributions of time, expertise and local spending money are critically needed to help these communities to get back on their feet.

Since long before COVID-19 began to spread, AROUND GOOD PEOPLE has followed industry-leading procedures to ensure the safety of our volunteers. As our programs start to re-open to volunteers, we will maintain our pledge to keep you safe. In addition to our standard volunteer safety processes, all of our local program teams will be following enhanced procedures we have developed to minimize risks from COVID-19.


Our volunteers should also take personal responsibility for their own health and the safety of others. Please do not travel if you are feeling ill or if there is a risk you may be an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 for example, if you have been exposed to an infected individual within the 14 days before you start your AROUND GOOD PEOPLE program.

Most of our volunteers book their trips months in advance, so please take this time to plan for the future. With AROUND GOOD PEOPLE you can register for trips up to three years ahead.


Thank you for your ongoing support of AROUND GOOD PEOPLE and the communities we work within. If theres anything we can do to help you with your travel plans during this time, please get in touch with us for further information, support and guidance.


If you continue scrolling down this page, youll find answers to some of the most common questions the AROUND GOOD PEOPLE team are being asked, including details on which programs will open in the near future under different emerging scenarios.


Please stay safe, be kind, and protect the health of yourself and others, wherever you are in the world.


Rij Baskar

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, AROUND GOOD PEOPLE


Before we continue, let us say:


Thank you to all those on the front lines, the doctors, the nurses, the pharmacists, the first responders, and other medical staff. Youve risked your health to save us. You are the true heroes.

Thank you to everyone working to get us what we need. Without the grocery store employees, the delivery drivers, the warehouse staff, the manufacturing workers, and others who are supporting the relief operation, we wouldnt be able to fight this deadly virus. Without teachers and childcare workers, we couldnt support our youth. You all are the everyday heroes.


Thank you to everyone practicing social distancing and staying at home. Youve done your part to prevent the spread.


For most volunteers, its legally not possible or at least not advisable to go on medical/dental volunteer abroad at this time.


So, in this note, we have highlighted dental volunteer projects in Nepal that you can join after the Coronavirus pandemic has passed and life returns to some sort of normalcy, which we are hoping by the end of September, 2020. See what projects catch your eye, bookmark them, and apply to one later.


With these volunteer programs, use a wait-and-see approach. Because we don’t know when the Coronavirus outbreak will slow. The situation changes rapidly, so it’s hard to plan a Nepal Dental volunteer trip now. If you’re interested in a specific program, stay in touch with us. That way, once things do settle down, you’ll be ready to apply and go to Nepal for a life changing volunteering experience.


Note: Hopefully, the rate of new coronavirus cases slows and effective treatments and a vaccine are developed. There has been much progress already and the way countries and international health organizations have been working together bodes well for all of us. In the meantime, we’ll continually update this guide and our list of Nepal Dental Volunteering Projects as the situation evolves.

Covid Map

Also, regularly check this live map from Johns Hopkins University that tracks the Coronavirus outbreak around the world. This way, you can stay updated on when it’s safe to join   a Nepal Dental Volunteering Project.