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Dental Imprint Program

University of Detroit Mercy

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Middle school students; High school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting individuals who have not yet entered the workforce / labor force to work in a healthcare profession


The Dental Imprint Program is a pre-dental pipeline program geared toward middle and high school students in Detroit and the surrounding area. The Dental Imprint Program provides each participating school with field trips to University of Detroit Mercy Dental (including laboratory activities), career presentations, oral hygiene instruction and admissions workshops. The goal of the program is to encourage middle and high-schoolers from diverse backgrounds to go into dentistry, to ultimately increase the number of dental professionals in the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.

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