It is well worth taking a year or two off before you start dental school to work with Dr. Dorfman. After working in the office for over a year, I cannot begin to explain just how much I have learned. Aside from learning a wealth of dental information (terminology, anatomy, instruments, steps and instruments used for procedures, clinical tips, how to interact with patients, etc.) that will help immensely when I start dental school, I have also learned the ins and outs of running a successful dental practice. You will get out of it what you put into it. If you show Dr. Dorfman that you are eager to learn and willing to work hard than he and the other dentists in the office will take the time to teach you all aspects of dentistry, many of which you will never learn in dental school. It is also a great opportunity to see if any specialties interest you.
I could go on and on about all that I have learned from this program and how much it will help me in dental school and as a practicing dentist. Simply put, this is an invaluable experience for any pre-dental student. I strongly recommend any pre-dental student to apply for this program.Tags: dental internship, dentist shadowing, education, intern
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This post was written by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman