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Finding a Great Mentor

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Daryn Lu

on 17 October 2014

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Transcript of Finding a Great Mentor

Finding a Great Mentor
Daryn Lu, Oklahoma '15, District 9 Trustee
Aruna Rao, Minnesota '12, NLC Committee
The Mentor/Mentee Relationship
Lack of identification
Improper or insufficient communication
Why so hard?
Types of Mentors
role model with credibility
relationship based on trust and respect
one who supports, advocates, and offers opportunities
Mentorship isn’t necessarily cut-and-dry. It can take several years to cultivate and carry-out a relationship that lasts one’s personal and professional development.
Mentorship in Dental School
Dental Students
Done through ASDA, other student group or administration directly
Mentorship in Advanced Education
Dental Faculty
Mentorship in the "Real World"
Private Practitioners
Partners or Business Owners
Leaders in Organized Dentistry
Finding A Mentor
Why do you want a mentor?

What is most important to you?
Personal? School? Work/life balance?
Residency? Career advancement?
Develop a list of potential mentors.

Start locally! Look around you!

Use your networks! Dental school, ASDA, etc.
"Our success in life is based on relationships."

"People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime."
~ Brian Chalker
Quality Feedback
Personal Board of Directors
"By way of introduction..."
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