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Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity

About OEPD

The service mission of the Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity (OEPD) is to improve the oral health and wellbeing of the people of the local community and the region. The OEPD team coor-dinates outreach programs that are especially attentive to minority and under-served populations. Dental students provide much-needed care to communities with lack of access to care and act as teachers and mentors to youth under-represented in the health professions. These communi-ty engagements have the potential to im-prove the oral health of under-served communities directly but also increase the number of dentists, educators and leaders within these communities in the long-term.

Merissa Delazerda (D3), Su Young Kim (D2), Divya Kannappan (D3) and Dr. Andy Marashi prepare to provide dental screen-ing and referral services to clients of Mercy Housing in Seattle.
Merissa Delazerda (D3), Su Young Kim (D2), Divya Kannappan (D3) and Dr. Andy Marashi prepare to provide dental screen-ing and referral services to clients of Mercy Housing in Seattle.