Tony Mack

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I am thinking about dentistry as a career. I have a brother in Law who is a dentist in NorCal. He said that he would make some connections for me to observe a dentist so they would be able to answer my questions.

So my question to you guys are what are some some good questions to ask. I already have a few written down. I would like some questions where some of you guys have had some experience in dentisty.

I will possibly observe the dentist on Friday or next week.



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if you ought to start over, what will u do?
will you change to something other than dentistry?

i would ask them the business side of their office.
they will tell you stories.
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The only things I?ve ever really asked a dentist are:
?Can you quit hogging all the nitrous.? and
?You understand that she?s only seventeen, right??

Just be yourself and let them know you?re interested, I personally wouldn?t go in with a list of questions written down, but would just shoot the **** with the dentist and try to soak up as much as I could.


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How about these -
"What do you feel you got out of dental school?"
"What did you do after graduation from dental school to build your skills and speed? Do a residency? Go into an associateship?"
"What procedures do you like doing and why, what do you refer out?"
"What do you look for in your relationship with the dentists you refer to?"
"How do you manage office dynamics? Like who gets different aspects of responsibility delegated to him/her and why?"
"What is it about dentistry you don't like?"
"What kind of continuing education do you like to participate in?"
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