Program Offered to Introduce Native Students to Dentistry Field

Published May 27, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. — American Indians are vastly underrepresented in the dentistry field. While American Indians represent 2% of the total U.S. population, only 0.2% of the American Indian population apply to dental schools across the Untied States.

To combat the underrepresentation, the Seneca Nation Health System and the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have developed a ‘Gateway to Dentistry’ internship program for American Indian undergraduate students considering application to Dental School.

WHAT:  ‘Gateway to Dentistry’ internship program

WHEN:  June 24-28, 2019

WHERE: University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, New York

Participants get an in-depth look at Dental education and…

Hands on clinical techniques                                   Preclinical laboratory procedures

Introduction to dental specialties                            Career Conversations

Financial aid projections                                          Admissions process & counseling

Ideal for anyone considering applying to dental school

(Native American students/recent graduates and Native I.H.S./Tribal Dental Staff)

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