In collaboration with Health Canada and the Haida Gwaii First Nations community, UBC opened the Skidegate Dental Clinic in the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Today, our general practice residents enjoy a cultural and educational experience by actively providing dental care to the people of Haida Gwaii. This program allows residents to formally capture the community’s prevention and treatment needs as part of the development of a broader community dental health strategy.
Our rotation at the Institute of Odontostomatology in Ho Chi Minh City is the only training experience of its kind offered among Canadian dental schools. General practice residents travel to clinics in Vietnam twice a year on a three-week rotation.
Residents observe oral health conditions at levels of severity not usually encountered in North America. The broader cultural experience and different approaches to public health provide new perspectives to residents.
Support exchanges to the new UBC Dentistry & National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology Oral Health Research Centre. Click here to donate to the UBC-Vietnam International Travel Fellowship.