President: Alvaro Magala
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kenneth May
University of Michigan, student members, Hispanic Dental Association, chapter officers working toward oral health for Hispanics in Michigan.
University of Michigan Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA)
As the leading voice for Hispanic oral health we provide Service, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership for the elimination of oral health disparities in the Hispanic community. We are the only national organization of dental professionals dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic communities across the United States.
The University of Michigan’s HSDA student chapter participates in 8 unique summer volunteering events at migrant farm communities throughout Michigan. At these sites, we educate families on proper oral hygiene techniques, gum disease and caries prevention in both Spanish and English. Students also participate in national/regional conferences, dental Spanish classes and other volunteering events throughout the year.