We are on a mission to reach and empower our youth of color to embrace the possibility of being a dentist and our Inaugural Diversify Dentistry Youth Summit at Spear did just that!
On November 1, nearly 30 teens from underrepresented groups were paired with mentor dentists to learn about the profession. They created impressions in the lab, learned about advances in digital dentistry, and they finished up the day with a Q&A with a panel of dentists and a white coat ceremony. Hearing the testimonials from the students in this video & positive post-summit assessments exemplify how this event has changed the trajectory of their lives.
Thank you again, to all our sponsors, donors and Mentors for the Movement! Without you, we could not do this work and together we raised over $13,000 that will go back into our programming for next year!
The Inaugural Event was sponsored by Spear Education, American Dental Educators Association, Benco Family Foundation, A.T. Still University, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Klemmedson and Drs. James Stephens and Susan Park & 2021 ADA Board of Trustees.
Please see below for a list of our gracious donors.