Drs. Hewlett & Hishaw Published in JDE Special Issue on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diversity in Dentistry Mentorships INC

Diversity In Dentistry Mentorships, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the diversity pathway from middle school to dental school through mentoring, educational and hands-on programming, and scholarships to youth and pre-dental students from African-American/Black, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds.

We are proud to announce two of our Board Members, Dr. Edmond Hewlett and Dr. Laila Hishaw, with co-author, Dr. Erin Lobo-Marwah, were published in the September Special Issue of the Journal of Dental Education on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.  Click on the image to read their paper, Dental school pathway programs: Best practices for increasing workforce diversity.

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Dental School Pathways

Dental School Pathways

Join us at our 2nd Annual Diversify Dentistry Youth Summit!  This year we will be hosted by ATSU-ASDOH (Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health) in partnership with ATSU Dreamline Pathways™ on Friday, October 28, 2022.  We are so grateful for our Enamel Level Sponsors; the African American Legacy Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and Delta Dental of Arizona.  Dentin Level Sponsors; Benco Family Foundation and the American Dental Education Association.  Last but not least, there wouldn’t be a Youth Summit without transportation of our middle and high school students from Tucson Unified School District’s African American Student Services, funded by TUSD’s Career & Technical Education.

Would you like to sponsor? Please contact us at [email protected] to be included in our Mentorship Handbook that will be sent to our mentor dentists and mentees across the country!

Be a #MentorfortheMovement  Registration: atsu.edu/diversitysummit

SmileCon Emerging TopicsCongratulations to DID Mentors, Dr. Evan J. Fry, DMD & Dr. Laila Hishaw, who were selected to present at SmileCon 2022!  ‘Speakers on the Rise’ provides a platform for “rising stars” on the dental speaker track to present emerging topics in dentistry.

Dr. Hishaw will present “Elevating Dentistry Through Mentorship,” on Oct. 14, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. She will discuss how a diverse dental workforce can increase access to care and improve oral health outcomes, explore ways mentorship can be a tool for increasing enrollment of historically underrepresented minority students in dental school, and provide action steps that mentors can use to connect with their mentees.

Smile Con Meet Up InformationDr. Fry will present “Sustainability in Dentistry: Good for the Planet and Your Practice,” on Oct. 14, from 10-11 a.m. He will describe key sustainability issues in dentistry, provide an overview of public perception of sustainable business practices and corporate responsibility and cover how to implement procedures to improve a practice’s carbon footprint and bottom line.
Register: www.ada.org #smilecon2022

*Reply to this email if you will be at SmileCon so we can get a head count for a D.I.D. Mentor/Mentee Meet Up in Houston! 

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Our sincerest gratitude to Jeremy Tuber, owner of Tuber Video Production & Marketing, for lending his time and talent to produce this video for Diversity In Dentistry Mentorships.  His talent is as big as his heart.  We are hopeful to broaden our reach to make an even greater impact in the years to come!  We encourage all dentists to view his website www.ddsvideo.com to see how to stand out and get patients in your chair!

Our Contact Information
Diversity In Dentistry Mentorships 501(c)(3)
Laila B. Hishaw, DDS, FICD
Founder & CEO

4729 E. Sunrise Dr. PMB #147
Tucson, AZ  85718
[email protected]

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