Our Commitment to Diversity

The UCLA School of Dentistry is committed to creating an educational environment that is supportive of diverse students, faculty and staff. Promoting diversity is central to our core values and we believe that embracing diversity is part of our basic responsibility to the people of California, the nation, and the world.

Our outreach efforts are designed to augment the diversity of our own pre-doctoral student classes and also to increase the number of individuals in the dental school pipeline around the country. The reasons are clear; a more diverse group of practicing dentists will be better poised to meet the needs of a changing population. The School of Dentistry is committed to evolving and welcoming a diverse community of patients, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends into the UCLA Dentistry family.

Diversity in Academic Leadership

The School of Dentistry’s most precious resource is its faculty.  It is the faculty that provides course instruction, oversees the development of student competence in clinic, conducts cutting edge research and makes possible a true academic community.  The cumulative impact of the skills, experience and accomplishments of our faculty members has elevated the UCLA School of Dentistry to the top tier of dental schools in the nation, and allows us to attract the best and brightest students.

The School of Dentistry ensures an environment that respects the diverse traditions of its patients, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the University of California Diversity Statement. We welcome faculty from diverse backgrounds and seek to hire qualified academic leaders who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. View our open academic positions.

Diversity in Education & Training

The School of Dentistry has a long standing commitment to increasing diversity in dentistry through our pipeline and pathways programs. We are dedicated to providing young adults an avenue to better educational opportunities and careers in dentistry and the health sciences.

Contact Us

Dr. Edmond Hewlett
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
(310) 825-7097