Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at DCA

A more diverse, equitable,
and inclusive DCA

At Dental Care Alliance, we believe in the importance of creating an organization that welcomes everyone who walks through our doors. We are a diverse and talented team, making a true and lasting difference in the lives of others. Our patients, who are equally as diverse as our team members, look to us for confidence, compassion, and care.

We champion every kind of diversity—diversity of backgrounds, of thought, and of race, age, and gender. We strive to be representative of the communities that we serve and better prepared to evolve and grow stronger as new opportunities emerge. Equally, we endeavor to make all DCA team members, current and future, feel welcomed and open to sharing their thoughts, beliefs, and experiences for the betterment of our company, supported practices, and our communities.

Proud to be named one of
America’s Greatest Workplaces
for Diversity in 2023

  • DCA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

    In 2020, DCA launched its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DEI Council) to promote and encourage diversity within all levels of the company to drive change and organizational growth. DCA’s DEI Council is made up of members across the organization, including affiliated doctors, hygienists, and office and support staff.

  • DCA Mission and Values and DEI

    We believe we cannot live our values without a specific focus on improving our performance related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our U-SMILE values are the foundation for our behaviors as team members; and are a beacon for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization.

  • The Objectives of DCA’s DEI Council

    Through emphasis on communication & education, talent development, and talent attraction, the DEI Council seeks to promote and encourage diversity within all levels of the company so that we are better suited to drive change and organizational growth.

Making DEI a priority
at DCA

The future of DEI at DCA includes a focus on growing a diverse workforce and leadership team to ensure an inclusive culture where all team members feel a sense of belonging and can celebrate their differences. See how we’re impacting communities, our culture, and our business.

Download DCA DEI report here

Women in DSO

Empowering women
in dentistry

In 2021, DCA proudly joined Women in DSO® as a founding DSO Group member. Women in DSO® is the official nonprofit organization supporting the empowerment and growth of women leaders in DSOs. As a founding DSO Group member, DCA participates within the Women in DSO® platform for ongoing power networking, professional mentorship, specialized education, and contributes to the rich resource network developed exclusively to recognize women leaders of the present and develop future women leaders in dental service organizations.

Stronger together

True to ourselves
and our communities

DCA is a diverse and unique organization with more than 400 offices across 24 states. We are proud of the individuals who make up our unique puzzle, complete with differing but beautiful genders, ethnicities, countries of origin, sexual orientation, race, and color. These differences are what make us the best dental professionals in the industry. They are what differentiate us as an organization that puts patients first. These differences make us beautiful, and they make us, us. We are truly stronger together.

DCA Today

  • 5,550+

    Team members

  • 86%


  • 14%


These differences are what make us the best dental professionals in the industry. What differentiates us as an organization that puts our patients first. What makes us beautiful. What makes us, us.

  • 0.2%

    American Indian/Alaska Native

  • 6.7%


  • 12.2%

    Black/African American

  • 23.2%


  • 0.4%

    Native Hawaii/ Other Pacific Islander

  • 1.4%


  • 2.8%

    Two or more races

  • 52.7%


To date

Summary of accomplishments

  • In 2023, DCA was honored by Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity—one of only two DSOs

  • In our last three engagement surveys, ‘valuing diversity’ at DCA and in our allied practices has ranked among the most highly rated topics

  • DCA established Ally Day—a floating holiday that empowers our team members to celebrate holidays and observances that are most meaningful to them

  • Development of regular communications and educational content to drive awareness and reflect our team members and patients who we serve

  • Diversity awareness training courses were assigned as part of our annual compliance curriculum for all team members

  • Founding Member of Women in DSO organization, empowering women leaders with education, networking, and best practices

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