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Dental Volunteer Opportunities Abroad in Argentina !

Are you looking for experience in the dental healthcare field for your future career? How about joining an exciting dental volunteer program in Argentina?

Argentina is a fascinating country in South America that is like nowhere else in the world. You’ll find friendly Spanish speaking locals, delicious foods, Latin dancing, and an astonishing array of varied landscapes that will give an experience of a lifetime.

volunteer inspecting child teeth

Gain valuable hands-on experience working in this professional dental volunteer program designed for dental students and professionals like you!

Contact Global Crossroads today to learn more about our exciting Argentina dental volunteer program!

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

You’ll spend about 20 hours each week working under the guidance of experienced dentists and dental assistants learning and practicing a variety of dental techniques. Here are some of the key skills you’ll need for your future career that you’ll be working on as a dental volunteer:

  • Helping with lab work
  • Making models
  • Assisting dental professionals
  • Learning about different procedures
  • Cleaning and disinfecting treatment areas
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Stocking dental materials
  • Helping with office maintenance
  • Making and confirming patient appointments
  • Following up with patients
  • Learning how to perform diagnosis and treatment plans for patient cases
  • Working with case presentations
  • Reading and understanding radiographs
  • Learning types, numbers, and notation for teeth
  • Practicing terms related to dentistry, such as instrument names, tooth names, tooth surfaces, etc.
  • Reviewing oral hygiene with patients
  • Making patients comfortable
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and office procedures

Get ready to put your dental career on the fast-track with this dental volunteer experience in Argentina! Learn valuable skills you’ll use on the job, experience an exciting new culture, and make valuable professional contacts in your field! This program also looks fantastic on your resume!

Skills and Qualifications

WWe welcome all volunteers from around the world who have a passion for pursuing a career in the dental healthcare field. You will need to be enrolled in college studying dentistry or have graduated from a dental program and be able to commit to a minimum 8-week internship.

You’ll need to have at least beginner to intermediate Spanish language skills to become a dental volunteer in Argentina. If your Spanish could use some work, we suggest first enrolling in Global Crossroad’s Spanish language program for a fun and easy way to build your skills.

Every day volunteering in dental program in Argentina, you will find yourself on an exciting journey learning so many new things that will help you in your future career. The actual hours you work will vary based on your final placement, but you’re probably wondering what a typical day might look like for you.

Here’s a sample schedule to give you an idea:

  • First Day: On your first day as a dental volunteer in Argentina, our in-country coordinator will bring you to your project site and introduce you to the helpful dentist and dental assistants you’ll be working with.
    You’ll undergo an orientation that will get you started on the right foot. We’ll go over your internship duties, your schedule, safety protocol, and a quick briefing on the fascinating customs and culture of Argentina.
  • Weekdays: A typical day as a dental volunteer is as follows:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM​: Start your day with a simple Argentinian breakfast, which is typically toast or sweet crescent rolls called medialunas paired with coffee and juice.
  • 7.45 AM:  Head out for an exciting day of learning and practicing a range of dental techniques. You’ll be getting that on the job experience that will really put you ahead in your career.
  • 12.00 PM: Lunch time. You can prepare your own to-go lunch or try a new restaurant for a mid-day treat!
  • 3.00 PM: Once your volunteering concludes for the day, your afternoons and evenings are free to explore the unique and culturally rich city of Cordoba. Fellow volunteers make great new friends to travel around with!
  • 6.45 PM: Dinner is a great chance to get a true taste of Argentina and its world-renowned cuisine. If you’re staying with a host family, you’ll have the chance to gather around the table, practice your Spanish, and immerse yourself in the culture. Hostel volunteers can cook in the shared kitchen or head out on the town.

Dental Volunteer Opportunities Abroad: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer in Argentina

All volunteer programs in Argentina start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Fees: Volunteer in Argentina

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer work in Argentina at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Argentina application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Duration Hostel Shared Room/ No Meals Host Family Private Room/Half Food
1 Week $404 $460
2 Weeks $488 $600
3 Weeks $572 $740
4 Weeks $656 $880
5 Weeks $740 $1,020
6 Weeks $824 $1,160
7 Weeks $908 $1,300
8 Weeks $992 $1,440
9 Weeks $1,076 $1,580
10 Weeks $1,160 $1,720
11 Weeks $1,244 $1,860
12 Weeks $1,328 $2,000

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Spanish Lesson $12 per hour

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (hostel or host family)
  • Food (see price table for different options)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteering in Argentina program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Accommodation and Meal

As a dental volunteer in Argentina, You’ll have the choice of staying with a welcoming host family, or in our volunteer hostel. If you stay with a host family, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime culturally immersive experience, and share breakfast and dinner with your host family. In our hostel you’ll have a shared room and kitchen space with fellow volunteers from around the world, and you’ll provide your own meals.

Learn more about your accommodations and meals in Argentina.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While volunteering at our dental program in Argentina, you’ll have plenty of time to explore and travel! During the afternoons and evenings, you can wander the historical streets of Cordoba, or dance the night away at hot Latin clubs.

Weekends are the perfect chance to get out and see more of Argentina. Hike to a waterfall, trek to the Andes, glimpse a glacier, snap a photo with a penguin, or visit the wetlands and experience subtropical temperatures and wildlife viewing. The possibilities are endless!

Discover your free time and weekend travel options in Argentina.

Safety and In Country Support

Volunteering abroad has never been safer or more convenient than with Global Crossroad. We’ve been offering affordable and meaningful volunteer experiences in 20 countries around the world since 2003, and your safety is our number one priority.

We carefully vet every aspect of your trip, work only with trusted local partners, and have an experienced in-country team guiding and supporting you through your Argentina dental volunteer program.

Learn more about Global Crossroad’s commitment to safety and in-country support.

Dental Volunteer Opportunities Abroad: FAQs:

You’re ready to jump-start your dental career and travel the world, this you already know for sure. You probably still have a few questions, though, and that’s natural. We work with international volunteers every day, and we’ve compiled some information here to answer some of the most wondered about volunteer abroad topics.

Arrival and departure

To participate in our dental volunteer opportunity in Argentina, you should fly into Pajas Blancas International Airport. Be sure to stay in touch with our local country coordinator and inform them about your flight arrival and departure time. This way airport pickup can be arranged hassle-free.

Global Crossroad offers airport pickup services to its volunteers. A local representative of Global Crossroad will be there waiting for you when your plane lands, and will transfer you safely to your accommodations.

Departure transportation is not included.


You’ll need to apply for a tourist visa before you fly to Argentina to volunteer in dental program. You can apply at the local Argentinian embassy in your home country, or just apply online at this website. Check out this website for more information about Argentinean visa requirements and policies.


The last thing you want when traveling to Argentina is to get sick. A quick trip to a knowledgeable doctor and getting up to date on your vaccines several weeks before you go abroad can help protect you.

Vaccinations for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), polio, chickenpox, shingles, meningitis, typhoid, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), influenza, hepatitis B, yellow fever, pneumonia, and Hepatitis A is required for a volunteering in dental program in Argentina.

You can learn more about the above-mentioned vaccinations here

Why Dental Volunteer Opportunities Abroad?

Get professional experience in the dental healthcare field

You’re well on your way to becoming a dentist, but you need some hands-on experience. This internship is an opportunity for you to gain professional experience by observing and working alongside experts in the dental healthcare field. You’ll learn valuable dental skills and techniques you can use in your future career.

Experience Argentina

There is a wilderness inside Argentina that is larger than the UK, and that’s just one small part of this amazing country. The borders of this South American nation draw lines around some of the most spectacular natural wonders of our planet. Experience it for yourself with our Argentina dental volunteer program!

Immerse yourself in another culture

Experiencing life in another culture changes the way you see the world. The Argentinian culture is warm, friendly, loud, colorful, varied, and unique. If you’re looking for full immersion, stay with one of our welcoming host families and experience their fascinating culture up close and personal!

Prepare for your future

In the modern world, the job market can be quite competitive. Everyone is trying to go to school, get good grades, and receive their degree. Set yourself apart from the crowd with top-knotch dental skills obtained in an exciting internship abroad. Improve your chances at future job opportunities!

Jump-start your dental career today with Global Crossroad’s Argentina dental volunteer internship!

Other Volunteer Opportunities In Argentina

No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Argentina, such as
community development,
healthcare and much more. 

For more information on our exciting programs in Argentina, contact us today.

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