David Rosenstein, D.M.D., M.P.H., begins by discussing the experiences of minorities at the University of Oregon Dental School, including that of his own as a Jewish faculty member from the east coast. He describes starting the Russell Street Dental Clinic in 1975, a public health facility in North Portland, where the interviewer, Gary Chiodo, worked alongside him. Rosenstein discusses the emergence of an Affirmative Action program and diversity initiatives at the university, including his hiring of the first African American dentists at the dental school. He also talks about treating patients with HIV and diabetes as well as his vision for the future of public health dentistry.
Transcript of oral history interview with David Rosenstein, D.M.D., M.P.H., conducted on August 17, 2014 by Gary T. Chiodo, D.M.D., F.A.C.D.