Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Our pledge:

We are proud of our diverse backgrounds and believe demonstrating our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) positively impacts everyone.

We pledge to make DEIB a priority as part of our personal growth and business goals.

Our teams are inclusive and challenge each other to think differently.

We are committed to ensuring a safe, respectful, positive, and inclusive space by actively participating in DEIB efforts with care, openness and transparency, upholding policies and investing in a substantial program.

Our action:

We actively participate in events and engage in partnerships that demonstrate our commitment to the diverse communities we serve including:

Juneteenth Parade, Portland Pride Parade, National Veterans Wheelchair Games, KP Care and Connect (a partnership among Kaiser Permanente, Medical Teams International and 14 community-based organizations), a quarterly free dental clinic with Community Health Partners and University of Washington dental students at Kaiser Permanente Longview-Kelso Dental Office and more.

We are actively engaged in creating a diverse pipeline of future dentists and denturists through job fairs, scholarships, and direct partnerships with local institutions:

  • OHSU School of Dentistry
  • University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • Portland VA
  • Bates Technical College

We provide access to robust training materials including a research-based learning program from the NeuroLeadership Institute.