May was a month for empowerment through dentistry – in large ways and small.

  • Dr. Tera Poole (headed for an orthodontic residency) became the first black valedictorian at the world’s first dental school (University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry), according to
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Proposed emoji, courtesy of Rachel Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts, Mark Davis

Perhaps these quantum leaps and small steps will lead to greater parity in leadership roles in

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Incisal Edge reporter Elizabeth Dilts asks women to weigh in on the whys behind their dearth in dental industry leadership roles.

the dental community (read more on the topic at Incisal Edge), as encouraged by various branches of organized dentistry, such as the American Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, and through innovative organizations such as The Lucy Hobbs Project.

Or better yet, equality in earnings across the board, from dentistry to high tech professionals.

Here’s hoping June delivers another smile-worthy month of forward motion.