WASHINGTON, D.C. October 9, 2013– The University of Maryland School of Dentistry Hispanic Student Dental Association Chapter was named the Hispanic Dental Association’s (HDA) 2013 National Student Chapter of the Year at the Hispanic Dental Association’s recent 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. This award recognizes a chapter for outstanding efforts to provide service, education, advocacy and leadership in Hispanic oral health.
Selected by a committee consisting of HDA National Office staff members and invited jurors, the chapter stood out among 34 affiliate dental student chapters across the nation. This award was based on their level of engagement and participation with national efforts, their membership size, the commitment of their faculty advisor, and the frequency and variety of community outreach events.
Hundreds of dental students to compete while they deliver education and inspiration to local communities for the elimination of oral health disparities
WASHINGTON, D.C. July 1, 2013– The Hispanic Dental Association announces the launch of the 2013 Orgullo (Pride) Educational Program in conjunction with Procter & Gamble / Crest Oral – B. The dental collegiate competition will bring dental students head to head in areas of oral health education and outreach in their communities.
Each student chapter will present a summary of their activities in the form of a poster presentation at the HDA 23rd Annual Meeting with one or two students present to provide an overview and answer questions during judging. The activities will be judged based on goals & expected outcomes, number of patients seen, ethnic background of population being served, age range of participants, services performed and age range or school grade participating in activity.
This year’s participating HDA Student chapters and cities include: 1. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2. University of California, San Francisco 3. University of Connecticut 4. Tufts University 5. Columbia University 6. University of Nevada, Las Vegas 7. The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 8. University of Kentucky College of Dentistry 9. University of Michigan School of Dentistry 10. University of Maryland School of Dentistry 11. Kornberg School of Dentistry – Temple University 12. Baylor College of Dentistry 13. College of Dental Medicine – Georgia Regents University 14. College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics – University of Iowa 15. New York University College of Dentistry