Ali Shareef, Washington '21, is passionate about education and mentorship. Whether working as a peer mentor for D2s and D3s or being involved in patient education, teaching has always been a joy to him. He is a firm believer in that everyone has knowledge to share and that it is the duty for everyone to be an educator in some form.
Dan Walker, Washington '21, is dedicated to making dentistry accessible to all, especially underserved populations. Since co-founding UW’s first LGBTQ+ dental organization, iDENTity, Dan has been active in outreach and advocacy to promote inclusion of this marginalized group. They believe in reducing health disparities and barriers to care to make optimal oral health within reach to all.
“Evaluate for broken tooth.” A simple note all too common at the urgent care dental clinic. You go in hoping it’s a small chip on an incisor and are greeted with a patient, tooth in hand, expectantly looking to you as if to say, “Can you save it?”
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