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Volunteer Leadership and Mentorship Program

The profession of dentistry is challenging and ever-changing. Entering into practice and then staying abreast of the latest developments can be daunting. The Harbor Dental Society Mentorship Program has been established to assist dentists of all levels of experience to fill in the “gaps” of knowledge that inevitably arise. More recent graduates can benefit from the clinical and business expertise (often not taught in pre-doctoral dental programs), from their more experienced colleagues. Seasoned members may wish to learn about the practical application of the latest scientific and technical developments in a “one-on–one” situation. Both mentors and mentees can enjoy the benefits of a personal, collegial relationship, not often available through traditional means of education. The Harbor Dental Society invites members from all levels of experience to become a volunteer leader and be a part of the mentorship program.
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VIDEO: Members and Leaders give you insights on the value of being a part of Harbor

Now is the time to VOLUNTEER! 

Gain new friendships with colleagues and see how your achievements can make a positive impact.

It’s Easy, Fun and REWARDING!

Important notice about CDA Cares Long Beach 

To protect the health of volunteers and patients, CDA Cares Long Beach, which was scheduled for July 17-18, 2020, has been indefinitely postponed until public health officials deem it is safe to reschedule. The CDA Foundation’s dentist-led board is pursuing new ways to support the oral health of all Californians during this time. Stay connected to our CDA Cares Facebook group and watch for email updates. Learn about other ways CDA is helping the profession respond during the COVID-19 pandemic at cda.org/covid19.

 

Mentor and Mentee Opportunity

Important Elements of a Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationship

1.     Establish an open communication system with reciprocal feedback

2.     Set standards, goals, and expectations

3.     Establish trust

4.     Care for and enjoy each other

5.     Allow mistakes

6.     Participate willingly

7.     Demonstrate flexibility

8.     Consider constraints to mentoring

9.     Learn from others

10.   Work on common tasks

11.   Be open and comfortable

(Allen & Poteet, 1999)

Three “vital signs” of successful mentoring relationships: respect, responsiveness, and accountability.

  1. Respect: Mutual respect. Professional and personal appreciation of one another  enhances learning.
  2. Responsiveness: Willingness to learn from your mentor and your mentor’s willingness to respond.
  3. Accountability: After mutually held goals and expectations are established, keep your agreements. Mentees who know and communicate their own goals and expectations can reap many benefits.

(Triple Creek Associates)

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