Enrichment Activities

Dental Imprint (Middle School, High School Pipeline)

The Dental Imprint Program is conducted throughout the academic school year.  Through a formal partnership with Detroit Public School District, University of Detroit Jesuit and local charter schools, targeted Detroit area students learn about careers in dentistry. Career Day presentations are conducted at targeted schools which culminates with a tour of the School of Dentistry.  The tour  includes preliminary dental education and primary care exposure.  The Dental Imprint Program serves as a UDM pipeline program.   Through early exposure activities, the Office of Multicultural Affairs aims to achieve a workforce sensitive to the needs of the city it serves, while closing the gap to dental disparities.

Participating Schools

  • Cass Technical High School
  • Chandler Park Academy
  • Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School
  • Detroit School of Arts
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson Academy
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School
  • Renaissance High School
  • Spain Middle School (in conjunction with the Urban Impressions Program)
  • University of Detroit Jesuit High School
  • Western High School

Summer Enrichment Program (College Pipeline)

The Summer Enrichment Program, conducted at the School of Dentistry, will be a six week summer program. The SEP purpose is to provide educational experiences to assist individuals toward matriculation and graduation from dental school, targeting educationally and/or economically disadvantaged applicants. Read more about the program and learn how to apply.

Dental Hygiene Exploration Workshop

The Dental Hygiene Exploration Workshop (DHEW) is designed to expose underrepresented minority students, nontraditional students, dental assistants, veterans, and other interested community members to the dental hygiene profession. Workshop participants will gain hands-on laboratory experience dealing with: the oral, head and neck anatomy; the use of dental materials; dental hygiene instrumentation; and patient communication techniques. Admissions counseling will also be available to facilitate entry into the field of dental hygiene.

  • 3-day intensive program
  • Exposure to the dental hygiene field and hands-on activities
  • Receive financial aid information and admission counseling
  • Participate with social and cultural competence modules
  • Engage with local dental hygiene professionals
  • Receive dental hygiene admissions counseling

To submit an application for the DHEW, click here.

Tour 4 Diversity

The Tour 4 Diversity in Medicine Program (T4D), a project conceived by former medical student leaders, seeks to bring premedical enrichment activities to underrepresented minority undergraduate students in order to assist in meeting the recognized need for the diversification of the health professions workforce. Participating students will engage in dental simulation activities held at UDM School of Dentistry.

Dr. Young shares her perspective on Tour 4 Diversity.

Click here for general information on the tour.