Dentistry's Office of Community Education Focuses on Making a “Dent in Diversity”
The College of Dentistry's Office of Community Education is bringing
together faculty, alumni and friends of the College
at a “Dent in Diversity” dinner and discussion session today (November
consider new strategies aimed at increasing the College’s recruitment
of minority students.
Interim Dean and Vice Provost Carole Anderson and keynote speaker
Cheryl Boyce, the Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on
Minority Health, will attend and answer questions about how to
improve or “make a dent” in the need for increased diversity among
the College’s doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) and dental hygiene
A number of College faculty members will attend the event, including
Dr. Joen Iannucci, Director of Admissions in the College of
Dentistry; Dr. Paul Casamassimo, Chair of the Division of Pediatric
Dentistry; and Dr. Canise Bean, Associate Professor and Director of
the OHIO Project outreach program.
A primary goal of the dinner and discussion session is to gather alumni
volunteers to serve on an advisory committee that will be charged
with formulating new strategies to support the College’s efforts
towards diversity recruitment. These alumni ambassadors will also serve as diversity advisors and representatives in
the local dental community.
For more information about the College’s programs for future
students, go to: