WSDA Mentor Program

Please note: The WSDA Mentor Program is undergoing a refresh to improve upon the program experience for our mentors and mentees. We encourage those already enrolled in the program to continue communicating and connecting as usual during this time. Details about the updated Mentor Program will be announced as they become available. Please contact Martina Torres at with questions. 

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.

Who Is Eligible?

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

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.
Mentor Program
Photos ​courtesy of UW School of Dentistry