What you need to do is go interview for a dental assistant spot. They'd probably reject you, but during the interview, just mention that you're looking to part time just to learn from a dentist/job shadow. That way, you get on the job training and whtaever. Really, anyone can be a dental assistant... no formal training is required to be a dental assistant.I am a pre med/pre dental student and i want to shadow a dentist over the summer. I heard that there are lists with contact info of dentists that provide shadowing opportunities for students. How do i find such a dentist?