The Anchor Future Dentist Program is a week long program held in the summer, and will involve Shadowing a dentist for the first few days and then a Hands on portion
HANDS ON IMPRESSION TECHNIQUE
Dental schools like to see applicants with shadowing experience, as it shows that the student has a solid grasp of what is involved in the practice of dentistry.
One critical aspect of practicing dentistry involves understanding patient confidentiality. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, provides strict provisions for safeguarding medical information. Shadowing opportunities enable students to observe first-hand the vital role confidentiality plays in building and maintaining trust with a patient.
Shadowing a dentist will give you the opportunity to confirm and demonstrate your desire to pursue dentistry and also help you picture yourself as a practicing dental professional.
Here are some questions you could ask the dentist or dental professional you shadow:
- What do you like most about your work?
- What do you find challenging about your profession?
- Would you still pursue dentistry if you could go back in time?
- What are some of the highlights of your work?
- What gets you excited about coming to work every day?
- If you were not practicing dentistry, what would you be doing?
- How do you balance work and family life?
- Do you participate in any community service?
- If you could change something about the practice of dentistry, what would it be?
- What did you think about your dental school experience? Do you have any advice?
- What was the most challenging aspect of dental school?
High school Dental Intern with Roshni Shah, AFD Program Assistant
Anchor Future Dentist Scholarship
We offer an Annual $250 scholarship
Open to 11th and 12th grade High school students who are patients of record in our Practice for at least 1 year. Awardees have to have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 as well as complete an application with an essay in response to the statement
Healthy Smile, Health Life