Job Shadowing: Observers and Volunteers in the Dental Practice

By Kim Hathaway, MSN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management.

Create guidelines to prevent practice risks, eliminate patient harm, and protect patient privacy.

It is not unusual for dentists to receive requests to accept students, volunteers, and/or observers who are seeking an opportunity to follow them in their dental practice. Many high schools offer programs and courses that focus on health-related careers. Dentists also receive requests for shadowing experiences from college and vocational students.

Understanding what ...

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