1- Living in the west it is quite hard to not interact with women in soceity especially your fellow students/collegues. Is it permissible to look at a non mahram womens face/hair when talking to that person, without ill intentions, and if only to respond or talk about subjects related to work/school?
2- I am soon to be a dentist inshallah, is it permissible for me to take female patient without any bad intentions, and since I will always be wearing gloves, and therefore not have skin to skin contact?

1- Yes, but you must be careful.
2- No problem.