THANK YOU! Youth Summit provided exposure and hope!




Diversify Dentistry Youth Summit at SPEAR
Testimonial Video  |  November 1, 2021

“I’ve never seen diverse dentists in my lifetime”

-Youth Summit Mentee



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.


Thank You!





#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.  This Tuesday, November 30, 2021, help us continue to make an impact on our future generation and raise $5,000 toward next year’s Youth Summit and future scholarships.



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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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Diversity In Dentistry Mentorships, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to strengthen the diversity pipeline 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.

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