June 2, 2021
by University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
While the intake for a new dental patient might be a simple process for some, for many transgender patients, the lack of options for gender or pronouns can be an isolating experience.
This is one of the concerns the Faculty of Dentistry’s Dental Pride Alliance is aiming to address.
“One of our goals is to help all students, graduates and alumni provide an inclusive environment so patients can access the care they need without barriers or judgement,” says Evan Benak (2T1), co-president of the Alliance. “We often find there is a lack of awareness and education on how to be better allies for the LGBTQ+ community. We want to give people the tools they need to take care of themselves, their queer and transgender patients, and help advocate for the community.”
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