SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have been observing/shadowing a dentist for quite some time now and the experience you have can truly make or break your aspirations for a future career in the dental field. To begin, I'd like to say that a good office setup is very vital for returning customers due to the feeling of comfort they may need to acquire once they are there. The office I went to was very well set up, instead of rooms, it had sections along the wall, with a small diagonal wall at the entrance of these sections. I thought this design was very nicely thought of because it is easy to go from one section (room) to another. Next, I was very pleased at the level of kindness of the staff. All of them, the dentists, assistants, hygienists were great to the patients and knew them very well (probably the most important thing in the view point of the patient). Now, on to the actual work of the dentist. My father is a Dental Technician and therefore, I know already at a sophomore in college a lot about dentistry. My dentist was very good with the patients, talking to them about 5 minutes about life before going into procedures. My dentist took impressions, did an implant case, crown fitments, resolved tooth aches, denture adjustments and more all in about 2 hours. What can make or break your career working as a professional dentist may relay on two things in my opinion. The first is knowing your patients and knowing HOW to talk to them. The second is actually performing without hesitation. I spoke with a lot of the patients and they were very pleased with the doctor because of her attitude toward her patients. It is important for anyone who wants to be a dentist to actually go and shadow one for quite some time. This has probably been the 10th time I have been at a dental office but never realized that for someone who doesn't have a family member in the dental field may or may not like the responsibility a dentist has. Thanks for reading guys and good luck to you in all your respective future endeavours.