Delta Dental Institute launches campaign to increase dental workforce diversity

Delta Dental Institute launched Driving Greater Diversity in the Oral Health Workforce, a new campaign aimed to increase the number of dental health professionals from underrepresented groups. 

The Delta Dental Oral Health Diversity Fund will provide funding to inspire school-aged children from underrepresented communities to pursue careers in the oral health industry. The fund is pledging $1 million in its first year, according to a March 20 news release. 

The institute is also continuing to support scholarships and grants at minority-serving institutions. Since 2018, Delta Dental has given almost $50 million to colleges and universities. 

The campaign will also support new research on the dental and oral health workforces and solutions to increase diversity among them, the release said.

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