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2017 National Board Nominations

Are you willing to serve on the National Board of Trustees?

The Board represents a broad cross section of oral health leaders. Each member is essential to the success of the HDA and must understand and fulfill the responsibilities and commitments required of this position. The responsibilities shared among the Board of Trustees include: the governance of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), direction of its work and control of its property. It sets the overall organization policy and guides its direction through the adoption of an annual strategic plan.

Student Members:
You are welcome to apply for a Student Trustee seat on our board.

If you are interested in serving on the 2017 Board, please review requirements
and submit your BOARD APPLICATION 

Job Opportunities

University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry-Department of Prosthodontics

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is searching for a full-time clinical or tenure-track faculty member in Department of Prosthodontics.    Position available October 31, 2016; screening begins immediately.  Must have:  DDS/DMD or foreign equivalent; Master’s Degree or Certificate in Prosthodontics from ADA-accredited dental school; and Board Certification by American Board of Prosthodontics.  Tenure-track applicants must also have:  research training/experience; and demonstrated scholarly/professional growth commensurate w/time following completion of advanced education.   Desirable:  Clinical experience via private, military, or institutional practice; and teaching experience.  Academic rank/track/salary commensurate w/qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/, reference Req #69269The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry- Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is searching for a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Department of Pediatric Dentistry.    Position available August 1, 2017; screening begins immediately.  Must have:  DDS/DMD or equivalent; by time of appointment, Ph.D. in Oral Science (or equivalent discipline) and successful completion of ADA-accredited advanced training program in Pediatric Dentistry; research training/experience; and record of application for private/federal research funding.   Desirable:  Board certification or qualification; record of grant funding; training/experience in clinical outreach programs for underserved children, sedation, hospital-based programs; and other clinical practice experience via military, private practice or academics.   Academic rank/salary commensurate w/qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/, reference Req #69389The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

MassMutual Study on Business Owners Gives Insights on Latinos’ Business Attitudes and Concerns

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Dental professionals in private practice share many of the values and attitudes towards business planning as other closely-held business owners. That’s why this month, we’d like to share with HDA members an article about a study on Latino business owners conducted by MassMutual to spark a meaningful dialogue about how to best position your dental practice for long-term success and stability and stress the need to consider the impact not planning could have on your dental practice and on those who matter most.

Read more about the study as well as key business planning concerns that were most top of mind by respondents in the 2015 MassMutual Business Owner Perspectives study:

  • Succession Planning
  • Attracting & Retaining key employees
  • Knowing what the business is worth
  • Retirement planning
  • Protecting the business from the unexpected

Visit MassMutual.com to locate a financial professional near you.

Job Opportunities

University of Maryland School of Dentistry-Full-Time Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a full-time Director  of the  Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.  Qualified applicants must possess a DDS/DMD from an ADA accredited dental program or equivalent, and must be eligible for an unrestricted license, limited or teaching license to practice dentistry in the State of Maryland.  The candidate must have completed an accredited one or two-year program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry and /or General Practice Residency. The candidate should have experience in dental school or institutional administration.  The candidate should have a high level of proficiency in clinical skills in all areas of general dentistry, including implant installation and restoration, oral surgery, complex restorative treatment plans, and hospital dentistry, focusing on patients with special needs and complex medical histories.  It is recommended that the candidate have a master’s degree, experience doing research and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested parties should submit their current curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three professional references to:  Dr. Douglas Barnes, Chair, Department of General Dentistry and Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Maryland Dental School, Room 2203, 650 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD  21201 or via email at Dbarnes@umaryland.edu.  The search will remain open until a candidate is selected.

University of Iowa College of Dentistry-Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is searching for FT tenure-track faculty member in Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Outstanding opportunity to lead an interdisciplinary research program. Department offers excellent clinical/research opportunities in oral and maxillofacial repair, bone regeneration, TMJ/pain management, tissue engineering, materials/biomaterials integration/bioprinting research. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident program is internationally recognized w/strong hospital-based components, state-of-the-art facilities in School of Dentistry/University Hospitals, and is affiliated w/the Carver College of Medicine.  The Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Department has historically played, and continues to play, strong leadership roles by providing research/academic direction to their discipline. Current departmental research themes include clinical/translational/basic science research in craniofacial developmental, skeletal biology, genetics, tissue engineering, and treatment outcomes. In addition, numerous opportunities available for collaboration w/i School of Dentistry, Iowa Institute of Dental/Craniofacial Research, Craniofacial Anomalies Research Center, and University of Iowa community.  Position available July 1, 2016; screening begins immediately.  Must have: DDS/DMD, or PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree.  Desirable:  national reputation as scholar w/outstanding/innovative research accomplishments; knowledge of key aspects of modern academic dentistry; understanding of contributions of diversity to excellence in academic endeavors; and federally funded research program w/goals to interact w/clinical researchers w/i department.  Academic rank/salary commensurate with qualifications/experience.   Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/, reference Req #68350The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

University of Iowa College of Dentistry-Department of Family Dentistry

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is searching for a full-time clinical or tenure-track faculty member in Department of Family Dentistry.    Position available May 1, 2016; screening begins immediately.  Must have:  DDS/DMD or equivalent; M.S. in Oral Science from ADA-accredited dental school; five years full-time private general practice experience; two years teaching experience in pre-doctoral comprehensive care clinic program, supervising all phases of general dentistry e.g. fixed and removable partial and/or complete denture prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, oral pathology, etc.; evidence of collaborative academic achievements; and research accomplishments.  Academic rank/track/salary commensurate w/qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/, reference Req #68503The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Opportunities

 

Department of General Dentistry

Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program

 

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a full-time Director  of the  Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.  Qualified applicants must possess a DDS/DMD from an ADA accredited dental program or equivalent, and must be eligible for an unrestricted license, limited or teaching license to practice dentistry in the State of Maryland.  The candidate must have completed an accredited one or two-year program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry and /or General Practice Residency. The candidate should have experience in dental school or institutional administration.  The candidate should have a high level of proficiency in clinical skills in all areas of general dentistry, including implant installation and restoration, oral surgery, complex restorative treatment plans, and hospital dentistry, focusing on patients with special needs and complex medical histories.  It is recommended that the candidate have a master’s degree, experience doing research and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Interested parties should submit their current curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three professional references to:  Dr. Douglas Barnes, Chair, Department of General Dentistry and Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Maryland Dental School, Room 2203, 650 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD  21201 or via email at Dbarnes@umaryland.edu.  The search will remain open until a candidate is selected.

HDA Joins: NCLR National Affiliate Network Continues to Expand as Eight New Members Join its Ranks

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact:

February 12, 2016                                                                   Kathy Mimberg

                                                                                                (202) 776-1714

                                                                                                kmimberg@nclr.org

 

NCLR National Affiliate Network Continues to Expand as Eight New Members Join its Ranks

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced today that eight new community-based groups have joined the NCLR Affiliate Network, which currently has 267 member organizations that create opportunities for the Latino community throughout the nation. The new members to the national network include Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero in Los Angeles, Calif.; Hispanic Dental Association in Austin, Texas; HomeStrong USA in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; King-Chávez Neighborhood of Schools in San Diego, Calif.; Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas; Shirlington Employment and Education Center in Arlington, Va.; Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation in Deming, N.M.; and Urban Health Plan in Bronx, N.Y.

 

“NCLR works closely with our community partners whose leadership and hard work help expand opportunities for Latinos and connect them with critical information and services. We are proud to serve as a national voice for these Affiliates and the families who count on them, and we extend a warm welcome to the new members of the NCLR Affiliate Network,” said Sonia Pérez, NCLR Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives.

 

For more information about NCLR’s new Affiliate organizations:

·       Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero (www.clinicaromero.com)

·       Hispanic Dental Association (www.hdassoc.org)

·       HomeStrong USA (www.homestrongusa.org)

·       King-Chávez Neighborhood of Schools (www.kingchavez.org)

·       Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. (www.proyectoinmigrante.org)

·       Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) (www.seecjobs.org)

·       Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation (www.swnm.org)

·       Urban Health Plan (www.urbanhealthplan.org)

NCLR’s Affiliates provide programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans and use their expertise to give voice to issues facing Latinos. Through their work, these nonprofits provide educational tools for children and adults, prepare workers to enter the labor force,facilitate the integration of immigrants into schools and the workforce, register people to vote, provide health services, help families purchase and stay in their homes, and promote policies that support the well-being of Latino families.

 

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Henry Schein Receives Hispanic Dental Association Corporate Award

MELVILLE, N.Y.Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that it has been selected as the recipient of the Corporate Award by the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA). The HDA is a national, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of oral health professionals and students dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the United States.

The Company was recognized for its decades of support of numerous initiatives to increase diversity and cultural competency in the oral health professions for the U.S. and global Hispanic communities, as well as for its commitment to promote access to care and health care equity worldwide. Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, accepted the honor at the HDA’s 25th Annual Conference held last week in San Antonio, Texas. Click here to read more