The Mentor Program with Dallas County Dental Society forms relationships between students and the practicing dental community. The Great Expectations Mentor Program is run in conjunction with the International College of Dentists and enables dental students to obtain counsel and guidance with some of the concerns involved in beginning a dental career and allows them exposure to the operational aspects of a dental office.
All dental students are given the opportunity to participate in this program beginning in their 1st year. Students will be assigned to mentor groups comprising of upper classmen, faculty and practicing dentist mentors. If you have questions please see the Office of Student Affairs, Room 503E.
A separate expanded mentor program has been created for 4th year dental students who have completed all clinical requirements. This program allows students to spend extended periods of time during their final semester in their mentor's dental office. Fourth year general dentistry group leaders oversee this expanded mentor program.
Dental hygiene students are mentored during their senior year by members of the Dallas Dental Hygienists’ Society. The mentor program’s goal is to encourage the students while they are in school and to foster professional growth through active membership in dental hygiene associations.