University of Pennsylvania

Student Chapter Mission Statement:

The Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine aims to create a unified voice for dental students and faculty and seeks to promote and advance the oral health issues of the Hispanic community in Pennsylvania.

Student officers:

Co-Presidents: Lilia Sánchez & Patricia Sarcos
Treasurer: Ana Fernandez- Cordero
Secretary: Lauren Louie   
Community service chairs: Paloma Nguyen Reyes & Aledy Moreta
Social Chairs: Melanie Grajales & Annie Herman

Information on events such as, upcoming events or information on service projects

Community Service: members of HSDA participated in oral screenings, dental home referrals, promoted oral hygiene education and give away free dental products at:

  • Thomas Aquinas Health Promoter
  • Juntos
  • Mexican Consulate
  • John B. Stetson Charter School in North Philly

Social Events: organized events to connect the dental community, stimulated interest for Hispanic culture and food and provided a voice for Hispanic students

  • Fall Fiesta
  • Temple & PDM mixer
  • Empanada fundraiser

Academics: provided cultural and educational experiences for students, participated in health promotion video competition, attended various conferences to connect with other members of HDA

  • “Conversational Spanish and Clinical Terminology in the Dental Setting” Selective
  • Greater New York Meeting – Orgullo competition winner 2018
  • HDA Regional Dental Student Conference at UIC College of Dentistry 2018
  • HDA Puerto Rico Mini Congress 2018
  • National Hispanic Health Conference in Crystal City 2019

Contact Information

Facebook: Penn Dental HSDA

Instagram: pdm_hsda

Chapter email: pdmhsda@gmail.com