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Predental shadowing guide

Shadowing a dentist can help you determine if dentistry is right for you. Shadowing is a clinical observation of a professional providing care to a patient. Download ASDA's guide for a step-by-step of the shadowing process including: how to arrange a shadowing opportunity, prepare to shadow, and what to do during the shadowing opportunity. The guide also includes a template for keeping track of your time shadowing.


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Predental Organizer

The Predental Organizer allows members to compile, in a centralized location, pertinent information on the journey to dental school including jobs, internships and the dental school application. This resource serves as a centralized fillable PDF for you to record important information on your pathway to dental school. This includes shadowing hours, awards received, contacts made, etc. The Organizer also includes tips for those that are applying.

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Non-traditional Student Guide

A non-traditional dental student can be defined as a student who takes time in between undergrad and dental school. ASDA has developed a guide for non-traditional students to navigate the dental school application process. The information in this guide was provided by non-traditional students based on their experience. The guide gives advice on coursework, the DAT, evaluation letters, personal statement, committee letters, shadowing and extracurricular activities for non-traditional students.