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Volunteering or shadowing hours?

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jjancari

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I am going to start volunteer dental assisting with an organization. I will be working with a retired dentist, I'll probably shadow and have training for about 5-10 hours before I actually start assisting. I am not sure if I should log this under shadowing or volunteer hours.
 

dhy01265

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To my knowledge, dental shadowing is when you literally "shadow" a dentist and observe what he does. Volunteering would be when you actually do something like, say assist the dentist with suction. Use your own judgement would be my advice! I don't think schools will make a huge deal out of this.
 

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I was in the same position when I applied. I just put all my assisting hours under volunteer. It worked out.
 
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