Third-Year Dental Student Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Her Community
Washington, DC – Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for children and families, has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Howard University College of Dentistry (HUCD) student Erin Anderson for outstanding contributions to her community.
Ms. Anderson, who is currently pursuing her third year of studies at HUCD, is an active member of the American Student Dental Association and was recently nominated to attend the American Dental Education Association’s 2017 Diversity Leadership Program.
“Ms. Anderson has exhibited outstanding work in her scholastic, professional, and community service achievements,” said Dr. Dexter Woods, DDS, Dean of HUCD. “She is a shining example of what we hope for in all of our students and soon-to-be dental professionals.”
“This is an incredible honor and I’m grateful that Kool Smiles has given me this opportunity,” said Anderson. “I look forward to continuing my education to become a dental professional who can bring smiles to those in need.”
Kool Smiles has long been a top career destination for HUCD graduates, with more than 45 alumni currently practicing in Kool Smiles dental offices throughout the country. Distinguished alumni include Dr. Andre Singleton, a recent appointee to the HUCD Dean’s Advisory Board, who has been with Kool Smiles since 2008.
“Congratulations to Erin Anderson on receiving this much-deserved scholarship,” said Dr. Andre Singleton, DDS, Area Dental Director for Kool Smiles. “This award continues to demonstrate Howard’s proud tradition of producing top quality dental health professionals who are active and engaged in their communities.”
About Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles is dedicated to creating a world of happy, healthy smiles. As a leading dental health provider, Kool Smiles’ mission is to improve lives by providing high quality dental care in a fun, compassionate environment. Kool Smiles dentists are proud to offer care to kids and adults with almost any insurance plan, including State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), Medicaid and Tricare. Kool Smiles also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with community schools and organizations. For more information, please visit www.mykoolsmiles.com.