Brief Program Summary: The mission of the Multicultural Oral Health Association (MOHA) is for
IU Dental Students to give back to the community by mentoring students (from preschool age to
graduate students), promoting diversity through activities and events, and providing fellowship
among its members. The organization focuses its efforts on community service.
• Promote Diversity: Provide a voice for historically underrepresented oral health students
i.e. Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans at the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
• Engage in Community Service: Promote the oral health of the underrepresented
community, in Indiana through improved education, prevention and treatment.
• Educate the Community: Stimulate interest and encourage entry of minorities into oral
health careers. Provide cultural and educational experiences for non-minority students who wish
to learn more about underrepresented cultures.
The activities that the MOHA students participate in include programs and/or partnerships that
are facilitated through the Divison of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. During these activities the
students usually provide oral health education, dental career exploration, hands on activities and
a student panel.