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Project Launched to Get More Native American Youth Interested a Dentistry Career

The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry, located on the University of Michigan's campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., has launched a new, fun activity to engage young students to learn about dentistry.

The project is a coloring activity with artwork that features Dr. Jessica Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), who became the first female Native American dentist in 1975 after graduating from the University of Michigan Dental School.

When she became a dentist in 1975, she also became the second Native American dentist. Dr. George Blue Spruce (Laguna/Ohkay-Owingeh Pueblo) became the first Native American dentist in 1956.


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