How does Harbor Dental Society's
Mentorship Program work?

The Harbor Dental Society Mentorship Program is FREE to all HDS members. 

  • Mentors and mentees simply complete the designated application forms listed above. If you wish to be a mentor, identify the areas in which you feel most comfortable participating ( clinical or business) or “general” if you have no preference.
  • Mentees should select the topics that interest them the most, or simply “general”.
  • The HDS will notify you within 3 weeks of your match, and provide the appropriate contact and support materials.
  • The structure is designed to be flexible with meetings and communications arranged by the members themselves. That means it can be highly structured, e.g. with an agenda, or informal.
  • The commitment is for 6 months. This provides maximum flexibility.
  • It is important to know before you begin if being a mentee is right for you so contact Harbor to discuss the best match for you
For more information check out the Mentorship Benefits and Tips

To volunteer please download the applications located in the menu on the right side of this page. Complete the form and return it to
For questions please contact HDS office at 562-595-6303. 


Important Elements of a Successful
Mentor-Mentee Relationship

1.  Establish an open
     communication system
     with reciprocal feedback

2.  Set standards, goals,
     and expectations

3.   Establish trust
4.   Allow mistakes
5.   Participate willingly
6.   Demonstrate flexibility
7.   Consider constraints to

8.   Learn from others
9.   Work on common tasks
10. Be open and comfortable