Bellevue Dentist Addresses Racial Inequities in Dental Care

Board-certified oral implantologist Dr. LeRoy Horton is working to change the lack of Black representation within the dental field.

“About 3.7% of actively practicing dentists are Black, and keep in mind we make up about 13.5% of the population, so there is a huge disparity in representation,” said Dr. Horton.

Dr. Horton believes this nationwide statistic contributes to poor oral health for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) community.

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