Mentor Program

What Is the Mentor Program?

The WSDA Mentor Program matches University of Washington School of Dentistry students with mentor dentists who are members of the Washington State Dental Association.

The Mentor Program gives students a valuable opportunity to connect with and learn from WSDA dentists, and gives dentists the opportunity to ​share advice and expertise ​with future members of their profession​.

Program signups and mentor/mentee matching occur ​in the fall.

Who Is Eligible?

  • All UW School of Dentistry dental students
  • All WSDA member dentists (both actively practicing and retired) from anywhere in the state

Save the Date! 

Mentor Reception
Friday, January 10, 2020

New Burke Museum
UW Campus, Seattle

Program Expectations

The Mentor Program is mostly self-​guided, with an emphasis on mentor/mentee communication in whichever method works best for you. To ensure a successful mentor-student match, WSDA asks participants to consider our program expectations.
  • Program Expectations: Mentor Dentists
  • Program Expectations: Students
Both students and dentists who find that their match has not fulfilled program expectations and would like a re-match may contact Martina Torres at​.


Please contact ​Martina Torres at with program questions.