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New institute members attend first diversity leadership meeting


New class: The 2013-14 members of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership attended their first session at ADA Headquarters Sept. 23-24. They are, (top row) from left, Drs. Ruben Moronta, Bronx, N.Y.; Princy Rekhi, Renton, Wash.; Nehal Patel, Jenks, Okla.; Calysta Harris-Beatty, Rockford, Ill.; Andrea Davis, Gulfport, Miss.; Maurice Edwards, New York City; Daniel Torres, Weston, Fla.; (bottom row) from left, Esperanza Rodriguez, Bronx, N.Y.; Maria Martinez, Middleton, Idaho; Felicia Frizzell, Fort Defiance, Ariz.; Nipa Thakkar, Edwardsville, Pa.; and Steven Dau, Tampa, Fla. The goal of the institute is to give diverse groups of dentists education and experience so that they can set new leadership paths within their profession and their communities. The institute is sponsored in part through generous contributions from Procter & Gamble and Henry Schein Dental. For more information, go to ADA.org/diversityinstitute.