We Are Stronger Together
Support, uplift and celebrate each other.
ABWD’s Sistahs in Dentistry is a community where black women dentists and dental students in the wonderful field of dentistry can come together to support, uplift and celebrate each other. We recognize that as double minorities in the field we share unique experiences and through those experiences we are made stronger.
We want to prove that we can work together, despite societal beliefs that we can not. We are educated, strong, role models and forces to be reckoned with, perfect in our skin and we should celebrate that. As a community we want to encourage those interested in the dental field through mentorship and education.
Our hope is that we can grow as professionals, as associates and as business owners. We are in control of our own destiny.
We want to work together to be the best dentists we can be, as well as to provide the best dentistry available for our patients.
We control our destiny and offer our patients the best in dental services and oral health.
Connect with like minded individuals at our meetups where you can learn and socialize.
DR. SHAREL S. SLY
In 2017 Dr. Sly created a organization, ABWD’s Sistahs in Dentistry, that is to serve as a sisterhood for black women who practice as double minorities in dentistry. It is a community where women uplift, support and encourage each other through some of the challenges of dentistry and life. The group is a network of over 2400 members and has been a useful resource for practicing dentists as well as dental students soon to embark upon the wonderful field of dentistry.
For Dr. Sly it was important that students had the guidance before leaving school so that they are much better prepared to practice dentistry. The organization ABWD’s Sistahs in Dentistry is evolving and is a part of the parent organization, started by Dr. Sly, the Association of Black Women Dentists (ABWD). The ABWD hopes to one day be to the NDA what the AAWD is to the ADA, but in the meantime Dr. Sly is happy to see black female dentists connecting via social meetups, continuing education events, charitable events and networking online.