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In an effort to help prepare dental students for what they will face in the world of dentistry once they graduate. The VDA has partnered with the VCU School of Dentistry to develop a mentoring program.
A mentor is a person who invests time with another person, the protégé, and helps with his/her career development.
Establish ground rules early on. Decide how many sessions and how often to meet. Be a resource to your protégé. Offer advice and guidance. Take time to build a trusting relationship. Introduce the student to new or different dental concepts and technologies.
Formulate a list of expectations before your first visit. Be as specific as possible. Engage the dentist and office staff in ongoing conversation about your school experience and everyday life in the dental office.
VDA Member: Click HERE to login to your user profile. Once you have logged in click the "edit" tab then click the "member information" tab. Once on the member information screen you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the mentor button. There is also an area where you can provide more informaiton about what you are looking for and what you can offer.
Non-Members: Only VDA members will be premitted to become mentors.
Click HERE to search for a mentor.