Dental Imprint Program
University of Detroit Mercy
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.