GET INVOLVED

DERKSEN DENTAL CLINIC

If you are a dentist, dental assistant or dental hygienist consider volunteering at the Clinic for a half-day or full day per week while you are in Puerto Vallarta.

1. Dentists - The work in our clinic is limited to examinations, taking periapical or bitewing xrays, routine extractions, restorations, cleanings, charting, and fluoride treatments. The clinic does not do: any crown and bridge work, dental implants, deeply impacted teeth near important anatomical structures, periodontal surgery, complete or partial dentures, pathology, or endodontics.

Each dentist must have a current license in some jurisdiction in the USA or Canada. Please email a copy of the license to Dr. Gretzinger (hgretz@hotmail.ca).

 

2. Dental Assistants - Must be familiar with sterile technique, tray set-up, autoclaving, suctioning and retracting, cleaning and maintaining instruments, re-stocking supplies, administering Fluoride treatments, and taking radiographs.

 

3. Dental Hygienists - Scaling and root planing of teeth. Ultra sonic cleaning of teeth using a Woodpecker U/S cleaner, polishing teeth with rubber cup and pumice, taking radiographs, and administering Fluoride treatments.

 

4. Spanish Interpreters - Greeting patients, helping them fill out medical history forms, obtaining a short history of the presenting complaint, phoning patients on a short list for patients who cancel at the last minute, relaying post-op instructions to the patients, dispensing pain killers and anti-biotics on the order of the Dentist.
Reviewing a list of Spanish dental terms will help with the interpretations prior to the first day (we will supply this).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION please private message Liz McWeeny or email to elizabeth@compassionetimpact.ca

 

Compassionet Impact Development Canada

6417 Dog Lake Road

Gorham, Ontario

P7G 0E1

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