Diversity in dentistry on the rise
from Tammy Adams
Think about your dentist when you were a child. Can you remember? If you can, I’d be willing to bet your dentist was a man. Am I right? According to the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI), 49 percent of U.S. dental school graduates in 2017 were women. That's up from 37 percent in 1997. 40 years ago, only 7 percent of graduates were women. "The increase in diversity in our profession is fantastic," said Dr. Jennifer Enos, Arizona Dental Association president-elect. "It allows many opportunities for growth and innovation with the varying backgrounds and perspectives."
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