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Natalie Okuhara

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugong School of Dentistry

“Throughout my dental career, I strive to challenge myself to become a better clinician for my patients. I look forward to continuing to provide dental outreach and education by volunteering at CDA Cares, community health fairs, giving classroom presentations, and by mentoring in youth organizations. I am also excited to join the CDA and other dental advocacy groups in order to be a voice for my fellow clinicians and for my patients, so that access to oral healthcare becomes less of an obstacle. My various experiences, initiative, strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, and perpetual desire to learn and grow will allow me to uphold my commitment to a lifelong career of service, compassion, and excellence,” Okuhara said.