The Florida Dental Association strives to support diversity and inclusiveness in all our endeavors. We believe that these principles foster an innovative and dynamic culture and lead to sustainable results. They allow us to advance the dental profession, improve the oral health of the public, and promote equity and access to oral health care.
As a result, we serve and support the different identities, beliefs, perspectives, leadership, workforce and staff, as well as a wide range of communities and organizations. The objective of an inclusive experience in the FDA is to create comprehensive programs that are reflective of the diversity of our profession and communities served. It should aim to engage members and non-members in Association affairs; reducing oral health disparities across population groups; leadership development; diversity education for FDA leaders; and encouraging under-represented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue dental careers.
The FDA will commit time and resources to achieve these objectives.