I volunteer as an assistant at a local Red Cross dental clinic and it has been a great experience. In my opinion, it has been much better than just shadowing because you have the opportunity to actually get your hands dirty instead of just looking over someones shoulder for a few hours. It has also helped because i have been able to familiarize myself with all the instruments and supplies which will come in handy next year at school. I have been doing it for about 4 months now and will continue to do it even though I have already been accepted.coolslugs said:Has anyone on here volunteered/ shadowed at a community or military dental clinic before? If so, how was your experience and how long did you do it for?
does an unpaid internsip at a community dental clinic count as volunteering?darkwing said:I volunteered at a community dental clinic for 3 months. Its amazing how different public vs private dental clinics are (ie.patients, cases, etc). And you get to shadow different dentist everyday.
I shadowed a couple of dentists at Travis over the summer, but now I am in this 4hrs/wk internship/volunteering thing at my local community dental clinic.tissy said:Which military base are u applying...one in florida..Eglin, Tyndall, or Macdill...
yes it's great - the clinic gives you FREE training while u earn your shadowing hours .coolslugs said:Has anyone on here volunteered/ shadowed at a community or military dental clinic before? If so, how was your experience and how long did you do it for?