Table 8.

Percent responses to selected reasons for pursuing dentistry as a career by race/ethnicity

Service to Own Race/Ethnic GroupService to Vulnerable and Low-Income Populations
Somewhat HighHighSomewhat HighHigh
Native American30.3%12.1%27.3%15.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander22.4%13.9%32.1%20.2%
Black/African American35.6%34.1%31.1%28.2%
Hispanic/Latino28.5%27.5%33.7%24.4%
White6.9%7.3%20.4%12.2%