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Does anyone else find this difficult?

Like, dentists just don't want you to shadow them. 

 

How are people shadowing dentists? Just calling them and asking, going to their office? All of them say no to me.

 

Anyone have any contact information for a dentist near Toronto who lets people shadow them?

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Does anyone else find this difficult?

Like, dentists just don't want you to shadow them. 

 

How are people shadowing dentists? Just calling them and asking, going to their office? All of them say no to me.

 

Anyone have any contact information for a dentist near Toronto who lets people shadow them?

 

I would also say start out with your own dentist. They will probably also be willing to check with their colleagues to see if you can also shadow them. Thats what mine did for me. if that doesn't work, maybe try asking around the faculty at the university nearest you? Perhaps since those clinicians are so used to working with surrounding students, maybe if you make a good case/impression on them, they would be willing to take you on as well?

 

The key is also to not overstay your welcome when you're given the opportunity to shadow. My dentist told me that some of the aspiring dentists who shadowed ended up staying for too long. Make sure you discuss that with them. Secondly, bring the staff a pack of donuts or something :)

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