A Message from the 2018 HDA President Anna M. Munné, MD, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

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It is my honor and privilege as President of the Hispanic Dental Association and on behalf of our Board of Directors and staff to introduce our new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (ED/CEO)


Manuel A. Cordero, DDS, CPH, MAGD


Dr. Cordero is Immediate Past-President of the Academy of General Dentistry and brings a skill set and experience level ideal for our organization. We believe his contribution will be a stepping stone for our future growth as we continue to embrace our mission.


Manuel A. Cordero, DDS left his native Puerto Rico the summer of 1972 to study at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania.  He was the recipient of a full merit scholarship, the Jose Padín Scholarship, awarded to one student annually, to attend Haverford College.  He graduated with honors in June 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Certificate in Secondary Education.


The summer following graduation he taught at Northfield Mount Herman School, having been awarded a fellowship in Photography. Following the summer Fellowship, Dr. Cordero began an internship at Southeast National Bank, as a management trainee. Within two years he was the Assistant Manager to one of the most successful branches of Southeast National Bank. He left that position with a wealth of financial knowledge as well as management skills that continue benefitting him to this day. However, he never abandoned his interest in the medical field. Within a year of graduation, Dr. Cordero enrolled in post baccalaureate classes with the intention of enrolling in Dental School.  In the fall of 1979, Dr. Cordero began his dental training at Temple University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in May 1983.


Dr. Cordero opened his primary practice in Sewell, NJ in 1983, it became a thriving family practice in the same town since its inception.  He never forgot his roots and desire to serve the Hispanic community. By the fall of 1984, he purchased an office from a retiring dentist in Vineland New Jersey, a community with a large Hispanic, primarily Puerto Rican and Mexican, population.  At the time in 1984, he was the only Spanish speaking dentist in the community.  It is with great pride that Dr. Cordero serves the Hispanic community in addition to a very diverse and eclectic community of patients in Vineland, these patients have been treated by one of the most educated dentists in the US, having received Fellowships from the most prestigious organizations in our country, bringing cutting edge and fine dentistry to this underserved community... READ ENTIRE ARTICLE


Please welcome him to the Hispanic Dental Association


Always at your service,


Anna M. Munné, MD, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

2018 HDA President


Dr. Cordero can be reached at: CEO@hdassoc.org 856-217-8333



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