Be the Mentor you Wish you Had – or – Find the Mentor you Have Been Looking For!
Don’t you wish you had a mentor in dental school? Not just a demo who you could ask how to pass an exam or how to perfect your Class II prep, but someone who you could ask REAL questions to, who “got” you?
Women have long been told that “dentistry is a great job for a woman”. While that may be true, women still have many unique challenges while navigating this profession. Am I going to own my own practice, or associate? Will my team (usually predominantly female) respect me in the same way they would a male dentist? When is the right time to start a family, while I am trying to start my own practice? How can I manage being a practice owner and balancing a family? How many days a week should I work? And the list goes on.
There is a need for female mentorship in dentistry, and Women in Dentistry:Work.Life.Balance has developed a unique mentorship program spearheaded by Dr. Tracey Hendler. We pair mentors with mentees so that current dental students as well as newly graduated dentists will have a mentor to help them navigate their career. YOU are in a unique position to help shape the future of a young female in your field. Don’t miss out!
This program has no geographic borders.
What would I mentor them about?
Most of the mentees have asked for mentorship related to the following topics:
- Work life balance- this is a big one, and the most asked question! We are sure that many of you have invaluable pearls to share on how you “balance it all”
- Transition from dental school to private practice, including how to find a job
- How to run a practice
- How to assemble and manage a dental team
- Wanting to shadow in a practice
- General mentorship, and having someone to “go to” with small questions
- Clinical practice and how to find continuing education
Now is your chance to BE the mentor you WANTED to have or to FIND the mentor you have been SEARCHING FOR!! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with another woman in your field and have a lasting impact on each other’s future.
How the program works
Volunteer mentors and mentees will be paired up according to location and area of interest. We will do our best to find the best match for you! The program can be as involved as the mentor and mentee want it to be. There is no set time commitment, you can establish what works for you both!
Mentorship Program Spearheaded by Dr. Tracey Hendler
Dr. Tracey Hendler
BA, DDS, MsD, Cert. Ortho, FRCDC, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists
Dr. Tracey Hendler was born in Toronto and practices at the orthodontic practice (Forest Hill Orthodontics) where she received treatment at the age of 12. Tracey completed her DDS degree at the University of Toronto and then fulfilled her dream of living in New York City while completing her orthodontics degree at Rutgers University.