ASO Mentoring Program
Aims of the program
To facilitate supportive one-on-one mentoring relationships across the ASO in which more experienced orthodontists share advice, knowledge and experiences with less experienced members in a professional and supportive guided relationship.
To assist mentee participants build a professional network with their peers and more experienced orthodontists for their own professional development purposes.
2019/2020 Mentoring Program
To be part of the program, applicant mentees and mentors need to complete a short online application form. The information provided will help ASO ‘match’ the right mentee with the right mentor, based on experience, skills and what you both want to achieve from the program.
Applications for the 2019/2020 program have now closed.
"I wish to thank you for arranging the mentor program and for setting me up with an awesome mentor. I learnt a lot from my mentor and have implemented a number of the things he discussed with me into my clinic.We got along very well and I found it extremely useful."
"I have to say that I got a lot out of this mentoring programme. I look forward to catching up with [my mentor] each time, as I always learn a lot from him. It's more than just the clinical tips and ideas on how to run a successful business, I also learnt a lot from him about how to give back to the profession itself, and how to serve our community better."
"[My mentee] and I were a good fit, with several lengthy conversations that just flowed. Enjoyed our talks with most going for well over an hour."
"[My mentee] is wonderful to mentor as she is organised and respectful. Thanks for setting this up for us. I enjoy the role immensely."
"Both of us got heaps from the mentoring program."
Please see below for more information about the program for both mentors and mentees.
- Q&A for Mentees
- Q&A for Mentors
- ASO Mentoring Program: A guide for Mentees
- ASO Mentoring Program: A guide for Mentors
The ASO team are available to assist and provide advice to mentees and mentors throughout this program. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the ASO CEO in the first instance.