Hey all. I plan on applying June 1. Taking my DAT in July. I need some shadowing experience in a dental office so i contacted my local dentist and here is what i ran into Due to a new HIPPA regulation and new liability insurance we can not have you unless your have an official status and are covered by an insurance. I suggest you contact the medical college of GA, and see if they have a program that will allow you to observe. Any suggestions guys, i've called MCG and they dont have any formal programs. Is this HIPPA crap something i'm going to run into at every private practice. How does anyone shadow!