From our diverse patient base to complex and interesting cases, Clinical Shadows get the opportunity to shadow our doctors and assistants in their every day work environment. Along with being hands on in the sterilization room, Clinical Volunteers will get a wide exposure to dental terms and knowledge. (Those under the age of 18, or those without their Hepititas B Vaccination, will only be available to shadow the doctors and will not be able to do hands on sterilization.)
We also have our Program to Improve Community Oral Health (PICOH) Volunteers who focus on one-on-one education with pregnant mothers and children who are at high risk for cavities. Through motivational interviewing and education, we hope to prevent dental problems from developing at home - before they even get to the clinic!
While we do take volunteers to shadow clinical procedures, we do not take any volunteers to work directly on patients. If you are interested in volunteering to do hands on work with patients, we recommend that you reach out to Hope Dental Clinic.