It is the position of the American Student Dental Association that dental schools should ensure all students, faculty, staff and administration are sensitive to the diversity of their colleagues and patients.
ASDA defines diversity as ‘differences among individual characteristics, professional choices or demographics including, but not limited to: race, religion, ethnic background, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identification and gender expression.’ ASDA recognizes the unique challenges faced by these diverse populations. (Excerpt from E-4 Sensitivity to Diversity Policy)
Resources from other organizations
The following list directs you to websites offering assistance or information related to matters of diversity and inclusion in organized dentistry.
ASDA is not responsible for the availability or content of the sites linked above, nor does their inclusion imply endorsement.
If you are interested in hosting a chapter event focused on diversity and inclusion, see the Chapter How-To Guides for additional assistance.
For tips on finding and fostering relationships with mentors, see Mentorship in Dental School.
To suggest additional resources for this listing, email the Membership Department.