Monthly Archives: July 2015

HDA and HDAF announce 2015 Scholarship Winners

Impacting the Future of Hispanic Dentistry through Scholarships
HDA and HDAF announce 2015 Scholarship Winners

AUSTIN, TX- July 10, 2015— HDA is pleased to announce the National Scholarship Winners of 2015. With the mission of building healthier Hispanic communities, and connecting with partners and developing leaders who impact transformational strategies for education, scholarship, and research, the 2015 donors sponsoring these scholarships consist of: A-dec, Colgate, Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, Dr. Esperanza Rodriguez, HDAF, and Proctor & Gamble.

Scholarship Press Release

Scholarship Recipients

CDC Launches Oral Health Data: A New Open Data Platform

Oral Health Data brings together data from multiple sources into an integrated platform where people can see oral health indicator data, all in one place. Oral Health Data replaces the existing National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS), Oral Health Maps, and State Synopses websites. The new, integrated data application brings together oral health data in a whole new way. Users can filter up-to-date data by indicator type, topic, geographic location, year, or data source. They can view data in maps, graphs, and tables and use the data portal to pull targeted insights with filtering and visualization tools.

The Division of Oral Health (DOH) is continuing to work on the data side to make new data and capabilities available to Oral Health Data’s users. In the initial release, users will have access to:

• State level fluoridation indicator data from 2000-2012;

• State level child indicator data from 1993-2013; and

• State level adult indicator data from 1999-2010.

To learn more and see how you can use Oral Health Data, visit us at:
At the same time, the newest version of My Water’s Fluoride (MWF) 2.0 will offer the site’s 700,000+ annual visitors:

• The most current data that each state has provided to WFRS;

• The water system data they are looking for, in understandable terms; and

• A streamlined interface through which they can find fluoridation status in just 4 clicks.

See how to use the new MWF 2.0 site at:

State Synopsis data will be added as soon as this year’s Synopsis is published


HDA partners with W.K. Kellogg Foundation

June 30, 2015

For Immediate Release

 Hispanic Dental Association partners with W.K. Kellogg Foundation in National Effort to eliminate oral health disparities in the Hispanic Community by launching a National Hispanic/Latino Oral Health Education Campaign

AUSTIN, TEXAS. – The 2015 National Hispanic/Latino Oral Health Education Campaign begins on June 30thThe project is funded by a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of BattleCreek, Mich.

As the Hispanic Community continues to grow, oral health disparities are not being addresses at a pace that keeps up with the increase in the population size.  We look forward to an impactful partnership where we can empower the public with culturally appropriate oral health information, voiced Dr. Vidal Balderas DDS, President of the Hispanic Dental Association.

Campaign efforts will be national in scope, but highlight and focus in cities where HDA has a professional chapter and be augmented through its 34 Dental Student Chapters. The focus centers on 3 key components;

1. Educate dental oral health professionals regarding the oral health needs of the underserved population
in their communities suffering from untreated dental disease.

2. Educate private practitioners on how to strengthen and expand the public/private health safety net
through new innovative oral health providers and workforce models.

3. Educate the Hispanic/Latino population on disease prevention and dental health through bi-lingual
messaging and materials.

Read More: HDA WK Kellogg Press Release