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Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in dentistry spotlighted in CDA Journal

October 06, 2022 86

Sacramento, Calif. – The October 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association provides a candid view of exclusion and underrepresentation in dentistry from both the patient and clinician perspective and offers several scenarios with “teaching points” for integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in clinical encounters.

“As a profession, dentistry has the collective obligation to provide oral health care to everyone,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief of the Journal. “This issue of the Journal discusses several aspects of DEIB with a focus on impacts to patient care.”

Articles in the October issue include:

  • Humanizing Oral Health: Race, Representation and Equity in Dental Education and Oral Health Care
  • Improving Access to Care and Patient Experience Through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion From the Clinician’s Perspective
  • Innovative Approaches for Fostering DEI Development in Preclinical and Clinical Training (includes a glossary of terms)

The Journal of the California Dental Association is an award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication that keeps dentists up to date about scientific advances, business management strategies and new products.

About the California Dental Association
The California Dental Association is the nonprofit organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA is committed to the success of our members in service to their patients and the public. CDA also contributes to the oral health of Californians through various comprehensive programs and advocacy. CDA’s membership consists of more than 27,000 dentists, making it the largest constituent of the American Dental Association. For more information, visit 


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