Special thanks to Steve Steinberg of the UW for the images of the event
Over 100 students and mentors attended the 20th annual Mentor Reception held November 20th at the Burke Museum. The Reception, held in conjunction with the UW Dental Alumni group has undergone a bit of a transformation in the last few years to increase the visibility of the program and encourage participation both on behalf of the students and the mentors. The effects of this increased effort are clear with 20 percent more students participating in the program and an 11 percent increase in WSDA members taking part and volunteering their time and expertise to mentor a student.
This yearly event is held to provide students and their mentors a chance to meet face-to-face, as busy schedules often only allow for phone calls and emails to be exchanged. Currently, 140 students participate in the mentor program and they are encouraged to communicate with their mentors on all aspects of dentistry, education and practice management.