I read somewhere on this forum that NON DENTAL volunteering wasn't that important. i'm applying to dental school pretty soon (for next year) and I don't have any volunteer experience. How important is it to have NON DENTAL volunteer experience like in a hospital? I understand shadowing AND dental related volunteering is much more important, so i may need to concentrate on that instead of say volunteering in a blood bank? Also, does volunteering in the dental dept. in my hospital count as shadowing? Thanks!