The 2023 round of scholarships awarded by the MDA Foundation totaled $31,000, more than twice the amount awarded in 2022. As a recipient of the MDA Foundation's Dr. George L. Bletsas Scholarship, Maya Scott, now a dental student, is dedicated to advocating for underserved minorities. Scott's journey into dentistry was shaped by her personal experiences with dental care and her desire to address health disparities. Growing up in challenging circumstances, orthodontic treatment transformed her smile and ignited her interest in dentistry. Her scholarship facilitates participation in dental missions and eases living expenses. With aspirations for general dentistry in underserved areas, Scott embodies the Foundation's mission to support the future of dentistry.
"MDA Foundation: What a Difference a Smile Makes,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 106:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol106/iss2/6
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