Zerita C. Buchanan, DDS


Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellow

Zerita C. Buchanan, DDS is a fourth-generation dentist and a proud HBCU graduate. Her commitment to health equity led her to be recognized as a “Healthcare Hero” by her alma mater Spelman College. Her private practice, Dental Dreams, LLC, serves as an innovation hub for HBCU students interested in the STEM sciences. Since 2014, Dr. Buchanan has served as the Assistant Director of Increasing Diversity in Dentistry (IDID), a national pipeline program for minority college students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and The Links, Inc. Dr. Buchanan received her dental degree from UNC Adams School of Dentistry in 2014.


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