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Alumna Karen Fields-Lever Featured on BlackEnterprise.com

October 2018

Spelman Alumna and Dentist Karen Fields LeverDetroit, Michigan native Karen Fields-Lever, C'2003, was featured on BlackEnterprise.com in the article, "This Power Woman Dentist is Changing the World -- One Smile at a Time," posted December 13, 2017. 

Fields-Lever runs a dental practice in Chicago while also managing a mobile-dentistry initiative focusing mainly on children and the elderly in the African American community.  This initiative has provided more than 16,000 people with services that they would have otherwise not been able to afford or access.

Dr. Fields-Lever has practiced for the past nine years and recently celebrated her three-year anniversary for her own practice – 28 to BRUSH – located in Forest Park, Illinois.  The Practice experienced tremendous growth accumulating over 3,000 patients to date. Dr. Fields-Lever is currently involved in the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society (CDS), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and International Association of Orthodontics.   

Passionate about community service, Dr. Fields-Lever, volunteers at several day care centers such as My Little Angels and Montessori Spanish Immersion  where she stresses the importance of oral health and proper oral care in early childhood. She has also paired with the Minority Student Organization of Triton College to educate students of oral health while encouraging students to pursue the health field as a career option.  Dr. Fields-Lever a contributor and supports organizations such as the KLEO Center, Urban Initiatives, Breakthrough Ministries and Spelman Alumnae Association.  She is also a member of Jack & Jill – Western Cook County Chapter.