The Institute is designed to provide education and leadership skills to dentists who are members of racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles within the profession and their communities.
Selected applicants will attend three leadership education sessions conducted by faculty from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. Participants will be reimbursed for their hotel and travel expenses.
During their program year, the Institute class members will develop their leadership abilities through faculty seminars and experience designing and leading projects for their dental associations or other community organizations. The 2017-18 class, which was announced in November 2017, include projects advocating for patients with special needs; providing support for Native American high school students; improving oral health and access to care for children in California; raising awareness among the general public and health care professionals about a preventive approach to the opioid epidemic; and creating a model that provides nutritional counseling.
Since 2003, nearly 200 dentists have been enrolled in the program. Institute alumni have since served as volunteer leaders at the local, state and national levels of the ADA, and other dental associations and service organizations.
The Institute for Diversity in Leadership is made possible by generous support from Henry Schein Dental and Procter & Gamble.
To learn more about the Institute and how to apply, visit ADA.org/diversityinstitute  or contact Susana Galvan at firstname.lastname@example.org  or call the ADA toll-free number at ext. 2809.
About the ADA
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org . For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org