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LDA and LSUSD Mentorship Program

The LSU School of Dentistry Mentoring Program matches LSU School of Dentistry students with mentor dentists who are active members of the Louisiana Dental Association. The Mentoring Program gives students a valuable opportunity to connect with and learn from LDA dentists. It offers dentists the opportunity to share advice and expertise with future members of their profession.

Become a Mentor
Become a Mentee
Who Is Eligible?

  •  LSU School of Dentistry dental students
  • LDA active member dentists from anywhere in the state

Program Expectations:
The Mentorship Program is mostly self-guided, emphasizing mentor/mentee communication in whichever method works best for you. To ensure a successful mentor-student match, LDA asks participants to review the program guidelines.

LDA asks that our mentor dentists:

  •  Commit to mentoring their student(s) for no less than two consecutive years.
  • Remain a member of the LDA through their time in the program.
  • Invite students to meet in person at other LDA events (continuing education seminars, Dentists’ Day at the Legislature, etc.) or through self-scheduled meetups (mentor dinners, coffee meetings, office shadowing opportunities, etc.) throughout the year.
  • Reach out regularly to connect through phone and email when in-person meetings are not possible.

Mentorship Program FAQs

  • What is the Mentorship Program?
  • What are the goals of the Mentorship Program?
  • How does the Mentorship Program work?
  • What is a mentor?
  • What can a mentor do for a mentee?
  • What is a mentee?
  • What are the basics of every mentor/mentee relationship?
  • What if the relationship doesn't work?