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To be a PAGD Mentor, individuals should:

  • Be an active PAGD member.
  • Have at least five years of dentistry experience.
  • Be willing to share their knowledge and expertise with a younger dentist.
  • Be able to communicate with a mentee as often as necessary.

Guidelines for both the Mentor and the Mentee:

  • Neither party should use the mentoring experience to speak poorly of their employer or colleagues.
  • Both parties should respect the confidential nature of what is discussed.
  • Both parties should refrain from judgement about the other.
  • Both parties should notify PAGD staff or leadership of any troubles or concerns immediately.
Tips for Mentors

  • Open communication

    • Establish a welcoming and safe atmosphere

    • Be positive and honest with your feedback

    • Address misunderstandings politely and clearly

  • Encourage professional development

  • Provide insight about the industry based on your professional experiences

  • Help the mentee establish short-term and long-term career goals

  • Share resources that you have found to be inspirational and helpful

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PAGD's mission is to promote excellence and growth in dentistry through education and professional relationships. Our vision is to grow a community of general dentists who pursue more.

Join the PAGD today.


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