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Introducing Zusha Chaudhary: A 2021 DTA Foundation / Patterson Foundation Scholarship Recipient

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The Ohio State College of Dentistry’s Zusha Chaudhary was awarded a 2021 scholarship of $5,000 as last year’s DTA Foundation / Patterson Foundation Scholarship Recipients.

In 2021, the DTA Foundation awarded 10 more $5,000 Scholarships to scholarship applicants. Zusha Chaudhary, a dental student at the Ohio State College of Dentistry, was the very deserving recipient of one of those scholarships. Continue reading below for her plans to continue impacting her community and on the scholarship.

My future goal is to become more involved in serving the underserved community as a public health dentist and become advocate for oral health. I want to help break down barriers to oral health for all Americans despite their culture, race, ethnicity, and religion. I think it is extremely important that we encourage oral health programs for long-term care and special needs populations as well. As a future oral health professional, I plan to serve and increase care for marginalized communities.

This scholarship means a lot to me. It will help me to focus on my goal which is to serve underserved communities and educate marginalized communities about oral health.