Recommended Volunteer Observation
Dress and Conduct Code


To show our respect for the volunteer dentists who allow us to observe in their offices, we want to be certain that our dress and conduct reflect our professionalism. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated by all in the preventive dentistry program.


Be sure to set up appointments for observation well in advance.  Before the observation discuss appropriate conduct with the dentist and/or staff.  During the observation, be sure your pager or phone is turned off, that you do not eat or chew gum, and that you have not smoked prior to your visit. Allow the dentist to do the talking.  Modulate your voice and use appropriate vocabulary.  Be sure to thank the dentist and staff each time you visit.  Only one student should observe in an office at any one time.

Appropriate Dress: