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Old Dominion University, Delta Dental launch program to increase diversity in dentistry

Norfolk, Va.-based Old Dominion University's School of Dental Hygiene has partnered with the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation on a new program aimed at increasing diversity in the dental industry.

The Dental Health Summer Institute will provide educational resources for high school students interested in a career in dentistry, according to a Feb. 18 news release. The program will focus on recruiting students from underrepresented backgrounds to increase diversity in the field.

The free virtual program is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Faculty from the dental school will teach students about various dental health science topics while admissions employees help guide students through the college application process.

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