Strengthening Our Roots: How Diversity Initiatives Shaped My Career Path to Endodontics


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Virtual and Live Streaming at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, REB Auditorium




Featuring Dr. Laurel Martinez, AM18, DMD20, GSA22

UCLA School of Dentistry, HSDM Alum, and former HSDM DIB Ambassador

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Martinez initially attended a local community college after high school, where she became interested in both research and dentistry. Owing to many supportive educators and summer research initiatives for minority students, she continued her undergraduate education by transferring to Stanford University. Following, she then attended Harvard where she obtained a Master’s in Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine and her DMD in 2020. Currently, she is further specializing in Endodontics at UCLA. Apart from research and working in the clinic, she has always been interested in teaching by working in a number of educational outreach organizations.