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University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine seeks to inspire more Native Americans to pursue dentistry

from ADA News

In an effort to increase the number of Native American dentists, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in June hosted five undergraduate students and introduced them to the various disciplines and specialties within the dental profession. According to the American Dental Education Association, nearly 10,500 students applied to dental school this fall. Of those, only 16 were Native American. In addition, Native Americans comprise 3% of the country’s population but only make up 0.2% of dentists, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more


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