Hey, Angie! Great question! Here are some answers from Instagram users:
"Ask questions about why they are doing something"
Be consistent with it, be punctual, ask questions at the right time"
The most important question for you to answer while shadowing "is dentistry right for me?". This should be your general overlying focus the entire time you're shadowing. As for tips, pay attention, ask as many questions are you can (I would probably recommend waiting until the procedure is over), and ask why certain things were done.
You can also ask questions to people other than the dentist. Get to know the front office staff, the assistants, and the hygienists. They can give you valuable insights.
Lastly, for a good relationship with the dentist. This will be crucial when it comes time for you to apply and ask for a letter of recommendation.
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We hope this helps! :)