Jalisa Whitehorse trims a plaster model in the new pre-clinical lab in Squire Hall.
Photo: Cass McAllister
UB dental program aims to increase number of Native American dentists
Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the United States this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association. The Native American Pre-Dental Student Gateway Program, an initiative between the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System, aims to reduce the alarming disparity by introducing Native American students to careers in dentistry.