SDCDS Mentorship Program

Are you a dentist wanting to share your expertise and give back to the dental community? Or perhaps you’re a dentist looking for guidance and support as you navigate your career? Whether you’re seeking advice on complex cases, career development strategies, or simply a supportive ear to bounce ideas off, our program is here to connect you with other dental professionals! 

Our first mentorship group will run from June to December.

Ready to take the first step? Register now by filling out the forms below. Once the program kicks off, you’ll be contacted and matched with your dedicated mentor or mentee,

What are the benefits of a mentorship program?

  • Guidance and Support: Mentees receive guidance and emotional support from experienced mentors, while mentors have the opportunity to support and nurture the next generation of dental professionals.
  • Skill Development: Mentees learn new clinical skills and enhance their knowledge base, while mentors refine their teaching abilities and stay updated on advances in dentistry.
  • Networking Opportunities: Mentees gain access to valuable professional networks through their mentors, while mentors expand their own networks and connections by mentoring aspiring dentists.
  • Increased Confidence: Mentorship boosts mentees’ confidence by validating their abilities and providing constructive feedback, while mentors gain confidence in their leadership and teaching capabilities.
  • Personal Growth: Mentorship fosters personal development for both mentees and mentors, encouraging self-reflection, goal-setting, and continuous learning.
  • Leadership Development: Mentoring enhances mentors’ leadership skills and prepares them for future leadership roles, while mentees develop leadership qualities under the guidance of experienced mentors.
  • Personal Fulfillment: Mentorship is personally rewarding for both mentees and mentors, as they witness the growth and success of their mentees, fostering a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in their professional lives.


What is a mentor?

A mentor is someone who shares their knowledge, expertise, and experience to guide and support another individual’s personal or professional development. They typically provide advice, encouragement, and constructive feedback, helping their mentee navigate challenges, set goals, and grow in their skills and abilities.


What is a Mentee?

A mentee is an individual who seeks guidance, support, and knowledge from a more experienced person. The mentee actively engages in a mentorship relationship to gain insights, advice, and direction to advance their personal or professional development. Mentees often have specific goals or areas they want to improve upon and look to their mentor for guidance, feedback, and encouragement to achieve those objectives.

Venn diagram featuring patient in the center surrounded by Mentor, Practice and mentee