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Dental Shadowing Program

A comprehensive program custom designed to equip you with the fundamentals to dentistry so you can impress your dentists and dental schools! 

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NEW Live Monthly Shadowing. (Season 2!)

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Earn 30+ dentist-verified shadowing hours

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Awarded Certificate of Completion

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Designed by dentists for pre-dental students

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Everything you must know for a successful live in-office dental shadowing

“Think Like a Dentist” with Our Virtual Shadowing Program

See, learn and think like a dentist with FutureDMD’s exclusive dentist shadowing program for pre-dental students. This cutting-edge and interactive program gives you the opportunity to enrich your dental experience and knowledge, helping you solidify your career path in dentistry.

 

Our virtual dentist shadowing program is designed by a group of passionate dentists who want to provide students with the true insight into the world of dentistry.  Be ready to learn not only the sciences of dentistry, but be inspired by the real patient case studies!

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Start earning Verified Shadowing Hours with us today!

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #1:
Orthodontics 101
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Module 1


 

MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. The fundamentals of orthodontics 101

  2. How to diagnose malocclusion

  3. Options for treating misaligned teeth: clear aligner therapy vs braces

  4. Highlighting the power of Invisalign Aligner therapy with a comprehensive patient case review.

 

Bonus: Invisalign, our proud sponsor, has provided some fun and informative videos in this session to showcase the power of their technology!

Online dental shadowing
Module #01
Orthodontics 101











 

Description

Orthodontics is a fascinating dental speciality

that addresses malpositioned and misaligned

teeth and jaws.

The breakout rooms and visuals provided made it really engaging

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #2:
Composite Restoration 101
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Module 2


 

MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. What is a dental decay and what causes dental caries?

  2. How to diagnose dental caries and possible treatments

  3. How to restore a decayed tooth using composite (white) restoration, step-by-step!

  4. Highlight the fundamental concepts learned with a comprehensive patient case review

 

Bonus: Our FutureDMD doctor mentor,
Dr. Morris, will be our co-lecturer!

Online dental shadowing
Module #02
Composite Restoration 101











 

Description

Restorative dentistry is the bread and butter of dentistry. This discipline of dentistry involves restoring teeth that have been decayed or broken down.

It does not only help students gain insight about the field but also helps families in need

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #3:
Oral Surgery 101
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Module 3

MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. The why, where, how, and what of an oral surgeon’s practice.

  2. Fundamentals of taking out a wisdom tooth step by step!

  3. Risks/complications of oral surgery

  4. How to assess, diagnose, and treatment plan for a tooth removal.

  5. A super-advanced technique to accelerate healing after surgery!

 

Bonus: Dr. Mike, a certified oral surgeon, will be our main lecturer for this exciting module. (Be aware it may get a little bloody…)

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Module #03
Oral Surgery 101











 

Description

Oral surgery is a discipline of dentistry that can range from basic tooth removal to complex orthognathic surgery.   

I love how interactive the program is compared to other virtual shadowing experiences

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #4:
Periodontics 101
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MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. How to assess and diagnose the health of the supporting structures of a tooth

  2. Difference between gingivitis vs periodontitis and why that’s important

  3. How we treat teeth with gum disease and the tools we use.

  4. A case review of gum treatment in progress (with video!)

 

Bonus: Dr. Irena, our passionate mentor, is will be our main lecturer for this unique discipline of dentistry. Dr. Irena holds 3 dental degrees (dental assistant, dental hygiene, dentist) and we are so lucky she has offered to share her wisdom on periodontology with us!

Download our complimentary note-taking outlines for this Module by clicking on the notepad below:

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Module #04
Periodontics 101










 

Description

Periodontology is all about the supporting structures of the teeth: including and not limited to the gums and bones.

Module 4

Being someone who is unsure and considering this path of education, talking about the unhappiness and anxiety that comes with the job made me feel more reassured and built my confidence to pursue what I want to do

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #5A:
Fixed Prosthodontics (part 1)
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MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. What is a dental crown and why is it required?

  2. Different types of fixed prosthodontics, including crowns, only, inlay

  3. What are the different kinds of dental crowns?

  4. How do we prepare a tooth for a crown and the steps involved in seating a crown?

 

Bonus: Dr. Bruce will be showcasing multiple clinical cases of his own to highlight the importance of dental crowns, from start to finish!

Download our complimentary note-taking outlines for this Module by clicking on the notepad below:

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Module #05A
Fixed Prosthodontics (Part 1)











 

Description

Fixed Prosthodontics is a discipline that involves the artificial replacement of tooth structure or missing teeth that is fixed into the patient's dentition.   

Module 5A

This allowed me to think more of what a dentist would do on the job

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #5B:
Removable Prosthodontics
(part 2)
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MODULE CONTENT

With our virtual shadowing dentist leading the module, you will be actively learning:
 

  1. What is a complete denture and partial denture?

  2. What are the components of a partial denture and why is design important

  3. What is a dental bridge and how is it different from a partial denture?

  4. Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of a partial denture vs dental bridge

  5. Why is the design of a dental bridge important, and what does “draw” mean when preparing the tooth for a bridge

 

Bonus: Dr. Bruce will be showing live videos of his cases, with an explanation step by step of how a denture is made.  Also, he will be sharing one of the proudest and longest dental bridge he has made to restoring his patients function and smile!

Download our complimentary note-taking outlines for this Module by clicking on the notepad below:

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Module #5B
Removable Prosthodontics
(Part 2)









 

Description

Removable Prosthodontics is a discipline that involves the artificial replacement of tooth structure or missing teeth that can be removed by the patient and not fixed into the dentition.

Module 5B

The patient-focused case scenario helped me to walk in a dentist's shoes and think like an oral care provider

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #6A:
Implant DENTISTRY (PART 1)
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MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. How do we diagnose, who can receive a dental implant?

  2. What is a dental implant and how is it different from a tooth?

  3. What is a dental implant crown?

  4. Types of implant crowns (screw-retained vs. cement) and how do we restore a dental implant. How do you maintain dental implants and implant crowns?

 

Bonus: Dr. Morris will be demonstrating all the concepts learned with an exciting real patient case review!  Expect to experience with Live Photos and videos of how a dentist is able to restore a missing molar using Dental Implantology!

Download our complimentary note-taking outlines for this Module by clicking on the notepad below:

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Module #06A
Implant Dentistry (Part 1)











 

Description

Dental Implantology has been revolutionary to restoring our patient's function and smile. Our goal is to break down this complex discipline into bite-sized, simplified concepts so you, aspiring dentists, are able to “think like a dentist”!  We will be deep-diving into this exciting discipline over 2 essential parts. 

Module 6A

I loved that this module had more opportunities for breakout rooms, and also kept them the same throughout in order to develop a connection with the facilitating Doctor and other students.

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #6B:
Implant DENTISTRY (PART 2)
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Module 6B

MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. How do we plan for the placement of a dental implant? (Broken down into 3 most important factors to consider)

  2. What are the biological conditions required for the placement of a dental implant?

  3. What is the step-by-step of placing a dental implant? What is brain guided vs stent guided surgery?

  4. What are bone grafting and sinus lifting, and why is it necessary in certain conditions?

 

Bonus: Dr. Morris will be presenting multiple patient case reviews to illustrate the concepts learned by showing how he restored his patients smile with an Anterior Immediate implant. And how he gave his patients better function by restoring his patients missing tooth in the posterior region!

Download our complimentary note-taking outlines for this Module by clicking on the notepad below:

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Module #6B
Implant Dentistry (Part 2)





 

Description

Dental Implantology involves the placement of a dental implant not only takes precision but also understanding the concept of planning with “the end in mind”. Don’t worry, our FutureDMD doctors will be simplifying these fundamental concepts at a level everyone can understand!

The level of interaction that we got to have is probably my favorite part. Dentistry is so collaborative so it was nice to talk and discuss with other pre dents in the breakout rooms and get to brainstorm with them. I really enjoyed that! It was very helpful.

Interactive Dental Shadowing Externship Module
Module #7:
Endodontics 101
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MODULE CONTENT

In this module you will be actively learning:
 

  1. Root anatomy of teeth, and how are they different

  2. How do we diagnose the health of a tooth?

  3. Step by step of a root canal - start to finish!

 

Bonus:  Dr. Aarman, our expert FutureDMD mentor, will be sharing his passion for root canal treatment with our students. He will be guiding you through this discipline using cool videos and real-life cases to allow each of you to "think like a dentist"! If you're ready to explore this exciting topic, register now to join us! (Limited Seats)

Download our complimentary note-taking outlines for this Module by clicking on the notepad below: