NDA Presidential Theme:
“Bridging the Generational Gap: Back to the Future of Advancing Oral Health Equity, Student Mentorship, and Raising Our Profile.”
~ NDA President Dr. Marlon Henderson
While Black dentists make up less than 3% of all dentists in the U.S., they contribute significantly to the overall health and development of a large portion of the population. A healthy NDA benefits us all by addressing the needs of people of color and their communities, and helping them live longer, healthier, more productive lives.
NDA Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The National Dental Association (NDA), founded in 1913, has served the marginalized and oppressed since its inception. As an organization comprised of a racial minority population within the dental profession who have frequently faced discrimination and bigotry, we stand in solidarity with all other populations that have historically suffered similar indignities and recognize that a broad diversity of experience, perspective and identity across race, gender, sexual orientation is essential to establishing an equitable healthcare system and a just society.
The NDA’s position on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) is aligned with its longstanding advocacy for the underserved and its continuing struggle for health equity. We promote justice in the dental profession, in healthcare generally and in the public square. The NDA encourages diversity by providing a safe and welcoming environment for our members, our staff, and our partners without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. The NDA advocates for the expansion of access to healthcare for all people. The NDA is a JEDI organization that continues to advance its historic mission to provide high quality oral healthcare to the communities we serve.
Why Join NDA?
“A Healthy NDA Builds Healthy Careers”
The National Dental Association provides education, support and programs for Black Dentists through every stage of their professional life.
From Student to Professional
Graduating from Dental School or in Residency? Connect with your peers for support, or seasoned NDA members to learn from their experience.
Completing residency or new to the profession? NDA provides Continuing Education (CE) credits and career advice including financial management through our partners.
Professional Growth & Practice Development
Looking to expand your practice, or prepare for retirement? NDA can connect you with other African American dentists and resources you can trust for business advice or expansion of skills.
Looking for opportunities to teach, train young dentists, or provide services to the community? NDA can connect you to ways you can use your expertise for the betterment of all.
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News & Blog
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