Periocare – Supporting Overseas Dental Education Programs

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 Periocare is proud to be supporting a past employee on an education trip of a lifetime.

A past dental assistant, Elizabeth Eastwell, left Periocare in 2012 to pursue a career in nursing. Now into her second year of study at Griffith University, Elizabeth has secured a clinical placement opportunity overseas with Antipodeans Abroad. Antipodeans Aborad, an independent Australian-New Zealand company has a strong working relationship with Griffith University and excels at providing educational travel programs in developing countries. Elizabeth is proud to be one of 54 nursing students selected to volunteer at remote health care clinics in Laos in January 2015.

Upon her arrival, Elizabeth will explore Luang Prabang, with a visit to the local hospital. The students then travel approximately two hours north of Luang Prabang where they will work as part of a health care team, providing primary health care and health promotion to remote village communities with limited access to quality health care and resources.

Periocare has proudly donated a range of dental products and educational models to assist Elizabeth and her colleagues in facilitating dental / oral health educational programs in these communities.

“I have a fantastic opportunity ahead of me. It will be tough setting up makeshift clinics in these communities but I am looking forward to making a difference, particularly with the children in the remote villages. I’m sure it will be both a humbling and rewarding experience”. – Elizabeth.

 

23.07.14 Elizabeth Eastwell & Periocare