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How to Approach a Dentist for a Shadowing Request via Cold Call or In-person

Posted by Sharda Patel, D.D.S. on November 17, 2022

Acquiring opportunities to shadow a dentist still seems to be a popular subject of little knowledge among dental students, although it is considered the most valuable experience for aspiring dentists during their high school and or undergraduate years.

The process of searching for and setting up dental shadowing experiences can be a daunting task. It can be more complicated than the actual shadowing experience, which often overwhelms many predental students. Most challenges occur when they are unaware of where to start, how to approach the dentist for a shadowing request or they encounter other roadblocks.

Practitioner Sharda Patel, D.D.S. shares her best procedures for requesting a job shadow in this article, along with an example to help get you started.

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