Delta Dental Celebrates Black Dentists

According to The Journal of the American Dental Association, Black dentists made up 3.8% of U.S. dentists while Black people accounted for 12.4% of the overall population in 2020.

Delta Dental recognizes that ethnic and racial disparity persists within the dental industry, both in terms of who receives care and who provides it. In fact, Black dentists note that more than half of their patients are also Black and are more likely to trust a provider who is of the same race–which could mean better oral health and better health outcomes.

Delta Dental Celebrates Black Dentists who are instrumental in advancing dental health and access.

Hygiene on Wheels, Inc. and My Community Dental Centers are two dental practices that are focused on serving underprivileged communities. Both dental health providers have been selected to receive a custom mobile dental clinic through the Motor City Kares initiative – a $500,000 initiative aimed at uplifting minority businesses and bringing high-quality, mobile oral health care services to communities and residents in Southwest Detroit.

Dr. Benay Dabney, DDS specializes in general dentistry. Her practice offers gentle dental care for the entire family.

Dixon Family Dental is run by Dr. Darlene Dixon who says that she enjoys most aspects of dentistry including changing unhealthy smiles to look beautiful.

At Diamond Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Aisha Akpabio is passionate about creating happy, healthy smiles by using clinically-proven treatments and modern technology. Dentistry gives her an amazing platform to engage with a broad group of people from her community and allows her to change their lives for the better.

Married couple and partners Dr. Amira May Woodruff and Dr. Warren E. Woodruff have a compassionate team that is committed to excellence and offering high-quality service in a gentle and caring atmosphere. They are constantly incorporating cutting-edge dental technology and the newest available techniques to provide an unforgettable experience for their patients.


In Ohio

Get to know Gracious Smiles Dentistry in the Cleveland area. The foundation of their practice is service with excellence. Dr. April R. Davis describes herself as an exceptional clinical dentist with a servant’s heart who is here to serve the needs of the local community—as well as the global community—to help make the world a better place.

Panther Pediatric Dentistry aims to make a lasting impact in the lives of the children and families they treat. Dr. Kari A. Cunningham and the Panther Pride at Panther Pediatric Dentistry strive to make a difference by serving as a resource and support system for parents and caregivers so their children can achieve optimal oral and overall health.

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