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Diversity and Inclusion


The Michigan tradition is grounded in providing opportunities to all qualified students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, under the direction of Dr. Todd Ester, works with the Office of Student Affairs to provide recruitment, counseling and mentoring support.

The School of Dentistry was among the first dental schools to actively recruit and enroll students from diverse backgrounds. For more than three decades The University of Michigan has been a leader in graduating dentists from underrepresented groups.

Interested in Dentistry? Find out more about the field of dentistry and steps to become a dentist

Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) Students, faculty and staff from the School of Dentistry promoting diversity

Diversity at the School of Dentistry Communities of interest and outreach initiatives

Diversity at U-M Diversity matters

Profile for Success Summer Program 2016 Brochure  


Lee Jones Endowment for Dentistry Diversity Programs - 798947
Program Support for programs designed to increase dental school admissions of prospective students from diverse backgrounds.

Lee W. Jones Scholarship Fund - 570554
Need based Scholarship Awards.

Contact Us

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
U-M School of Dentistry
1011 N University Ave 
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1078

Valerie Murphree
Administrative Assistant

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Todd Ester, DDS, MS
Dental Building, Room 1212