Diversity In Dentistry Mentorships, Inc. was created to increase the representation of historically underrepresented minority groups in dentistry. Positive mentoring offers a rewarding solution. When it comes to the future of dentistry, we need to help young people realize their potential, provide guidance and spur on the next generation of dental school applicants from historically underrepresented groups. There are many mentorship programs, but do they serve these groups of students effectively? What is working? What needs to be improved?
Thought-leaders of community and professional organizations who share our vision have been invited to the “Mentors for the Movement Think Tank” to collaboratively critique, strategize and take the first steps to redesign the mentorship model so we can best prepare mentees to be successful on their journey to dental school, or wherever their passion leads them.
Please join our distinguished panelists in this important conversation. We will take your questions and comments live!
Dr. Winifred Booker, CEO & Dir. of Development, The Children’s Oral Health Institute
Dr. Douglass Jackson, Assoc. Dean fo Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, UW School of Dentistry
Ms. Kelli Johnson, JD, ADEA Deputy Director, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
Dr. Tontra Lowe, Owner, & CEO Awesome Smiles Dental Center and Mentor
Dr. Christina Meiners, Hispanic Dental Association Secretary & Co-Founder B.O.L.D. Mentorship Program
Mr. Clinton Moore, MBA, VP for Diversity & Inclusion; Instructor A.T. Still University-MOSDOH
Dr. Kim Perry, Assoc. VP Strategic Partnerships, A.T. Still University; 93rd Pres., National Dental Assoc
Dr. Robert Trombly, Dean & Professor A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health