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JaTerra Ross

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation/Young Innovations
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

"I became increasingly aware of the access to care issues, and found it so unfair that those individuals who could not afford to save their teeth via endodontic therapy often chose extractions instead. It was then that I remembered my dream of becoming a dentist; to be in a position where I can not only teach people about their oral health, but to change their perspectives about dentists in general," JaTerra said.