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An Inclusive Practice

As the pediatric dentist walked her 4-year-old patient back to the waiting room, she inquired, “Is your mommy or daddy here?” The child, who had two mommies, burst into tears. The dentist, a lesbian, felt awful.

“Never, ever, ever make assumptions,” said Jeffrey Greenberg, D12, who discussed caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) patients for the School of Dental Medicine’s Adapting to Diversity in Dentistry lecture series.