Mentoring and Shadowing

The School of Dental Medicine is always looking for additional alumni and dental professionals to join us in providing mentoring and shadowing opportunities to students. Several resources are available to connect prospective and current students with alumni and dental professinals. 


Bridging and Bonding Beyond Dentistry

The goal of this program is to help current Pitt Dental students develop mentoring opportunities with Pitt Dental Medicine alumni in an effort to build relationships and embrace diversity and inclusion in its broadest definition.

Pitt Dental Medicine alumni and friends host a group of students and enjoy a Pitt Dental Medicine Family Dinner. Meals can range from home cooked to catered to restaurant style. We encourage you to host at least 2 students and some alumni have teamed up to co-host students. These meals provide alumni with the opportunity to focus not only on dentistry, but engage students by discussing similar experiences ranging from being a first-generation dentist, business owner or associate, and/or underrepresented student. At the end of the year, mentors and students attend the Bridging and Bonding Beyond Dentistry Reception to celebrate and reflect on their connections established within the past year.

To become a mentor, please email and we will be in contact with more information.


Mentoring Events

Mentoring events are scheduled throughout the year. If  you are interested in joining one of the mentoring events, please email Nancy Poe, or call her at 412-648-8910.






At this time, we are not arranging shadowing opportunities at the school or with local dentists. Shadowing is a valuable experience and we recommend that you contact your family dentist for shadowing opportunities.

For more information about open house events for future applicants interested in dental school, please call 412-648-7471.