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summer program The Michigan tradition is grounded in providing opportunities to all qualified students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion.  The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Recruitment Initiatives, under the direction of Dr. Kennth May, works with the Office of Student Affairs to provide recruitment, counseling and mentoring support.  We offer summer programs for high school and college students from “disadvantaged backgrounds”, along with a pre-orientation program for entering dental students. 

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.

Pre-Dental ProgramInterested 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

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A Note from the Director

I received my dental and prosthodontic specialty training here at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.  It is my privilege to play a role in the educational process of so many young people who are pursuing their dream of becoming dentists.

Kenneth B. May, DDS, MS, Interim Director
Office of Multicultural Affairs & Recruitment Initiatives
U-M School of Dentistry, Box 1078