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University At Buffalo To Welcome First Female American Indian Dentist

October 24, 2019
by University at Buffalo


Jessica Ann Rickert, DDS, will visit the University at Buffalo to share her journey in becoming the first female American Indian dentist in the world.

During the event, “Change Perceptions… Go Beyond Expectations,” Rickert will also address the alarming shortage of American Indians in dental schools across the United States.

“We at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine are honored to have the first female American Indian dentist, Dr. Jessica Rickert, accept our invitation to speak at our dental school. All of our students, staff and faculty excitedly look forward to this historical event,” says Othman Shibly, DDS, clinical professor and assistant dean for diversity and inclusion in the UB School of Dental Medicine.

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