The Hispanic Dental Association and Crest Oral-B are pleased to announce that the University of Louisville, University of California San Francisco and the University of Maryland Hispanic Student Dental Association chapters are the winners of the 2014 Orgullo Competition for outstanding service and outreach in their community and top-scoring educational videos. The competition culminated with a Crest-Oral B Orgullo Reception and Video Release Session at the HDA 24th Annual Conference held in Las Vegas, NV on August 22.
Now in its 10th year, the poster-presentation portion of the Orgullo Contest has evolved into a video contest showcasing the creativity of 18 participating chapters who produced a 60-second educational video. The winning chapters received scores from three judges who evaluated their service activities performed during the Spring and Summer semesters as well as the quality and message of the video.
1st place – University of Louisville School of Dentistry HSDA, $700
2nd place – University of Maryland School of Dentistry HSDA, $500
3rd place – University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry HSDA, $300
“It was a great opportunity to showcase our service within the Louisville community and our efforts in spreading oral health awareness everywhere,” said Paulette Andrade, President of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry HSDA chapter. “We have come very far as a chapter and we are glad it has had an impact locally and nationally.”
“Every video and service activity the HSDA chapters executed demonstrates the essence behind their mission and why Crest Oral-B continues to support their efforts in addressing the gaps in oral health education that exist in many Hispanic communities,” said Dana Moon, RDH, Scientific Relations Manager. “We are very proud of their creative work and invite communities across the country to view and share these educational videos”.
About the Hispanic Dental Association
The Hispanic Dental Association is a national, non-profit organization comprised of oral health professionals and students dedicated to eliminating oral health disparities in the Hispanic community by providing Service, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership.