ok guys, please help me out here... I'd like to get some dental research experience in a school that I'm attending over this summer but I have absolutely no research experience whatsoever. How do I approach the researchers and ask for a volunteer opportunity? I'm thinking to start reading some of the works/researches they've done and email them about my interest. Good/bad idea??? And also, I'll be taking the DAT sometime before my summer school start (in mid-June). Do you guys think I should wait until I'm done with the DAT or should I start with the research and all at the same time. Anybody in the same boat? comments/suggestion???