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Changing faces: Dentistry sees slow but growing diversity

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It was about a year after earning her dental degree from a historically black university when Dr. Melanie Mayberry would notice new patients say something peculiar to her.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in an ADA News series examining the changing demographics and increasing diversity in dentistry.

It was about a year after earning her dental degree from a historically black university when Dr. Melanie Mayberry would notice new patients say something peculiar to her.

“Patients would tell me, ‘Oh, I expected you would look different,’” she said. “Another would say, ‘I thought you would be older, or a man.’”

Some of the patients would be more blunt.

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