Entries in WSDA News (65)
June 3, 2014
Editor’s note: We were merely lucky, or prescient? Last issue we covered race and dentistry, and weeks after the issue dropped, race and basketball became the number one topic of the nation, superceding even the mystery of Flight 370.
Then, on May 14, the Denver Post ran a piece stating that “An internal review at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine found a ‘generalized’ perception that the school climate is especially adverse to African-Americans. The perception, according to the report, may be so pervasive that it has affected the school’s reputation.”(http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25763028/cu-dental-school-report-admits-perception-its-adverse).
Race equality, it would seem, still haunts us in the U.S. For this issue, we wanted to know what role, if any, gender plays in dentistry — factoring in school, practice, and professional social organizations in the state.
May 27, 2014
May 2, 2014
This month’s magazine celebrates diversity. Washington State has enjoyed such a diverse population that many of us forget that there are beautiful stories to tell and serious problems to solve.
Judging from my looks, one would never think I am a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation. Levi Colbert, the civil chief of the Chickasaws at our time of removal on the Trail of Tears, was my four times great grandfather. The Chickasaws are known as “Unconquered and Unconquerable” and that is how I was raised.