The Hispanic Dental Association, National Dental Association, and Society of American Indian Dentists have joined together to leverage their collective impact to eliminate disparities in oral health care.
Three minority oral health professional organizations have joined to form the Diverse Dental Society (DDS): the Hispanic Dental Association, the National Dental Association, and the Society of American Indian Dentists. In collaborating under the DDS umbrella, the groups seek to address unmet needs in under resourced communities and leverage their collective impact to eliminate disparities and increase health and oral health equity.
According to a press release from DDS, it focuses on inter-professional collaboration and considers the integration of oral health throughout the healthcare infrastructure as essential for a healthier nation. The DDS manifesto reportedly includes language which calls for the dismantling of structural racism and advocating for social justice in the health of traditionally disenfranchised populations.