Do dentists are ususally open about shadowing them if I ask him or her to shadow him or her? cuz i mean...they have nothing to gain from me shadowing them... just an unnecesary person in the office. would they be annoyed? or would they like it if someone wants to shadow them? and... is it better to do some volunteer in a large hospital than shadowing a dentist? which experience do dental schools prefer out of the following three? - volunteer - research - shadow what happens if u apply to dental school without any of those three experiences? are u at a serious disadvantage? any input will be appreciated.