Two Dentists from San Antonio to Join Board of Trustees

Two San Antonio Dentists named to National Board

Dr. Adriana Segura and Dr. Luis Yepes have been selected to serve as
Trustees on the Board of the Hispanic Dental Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 16, 2013– The Hispanic Dental Association announced today the selection of two trustees from San Antonio to serve on its national board to assist in the elimination of oral health disparities.  Dr. Adriana Segura and Dr. Luis Yepes will support and help steer the HDA’s forward-moving mission in 2014.

Adriana Segura D.D.S., M.S. is a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Segura graduated from dental school in 1990 from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and completed a general practice residency program in 1991 from Miami Veterans Hospital in Florida. She received her certificate and masters degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 1993 from the University of Iowa. She was the director of the General Practice Residency and Hospital Dentistry at the University of Iowa from 1993 through 1999. She was the Predoctoral Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Program from 1999 to 2005 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She was the Interim-Chair for the Department of Community Dentistry at the UTHSCSA and the Director of Ricardo Salinas Clinic for three years. She also holds additional appointments as Professor, in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and the Department of Pediatrics. She is currently the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

For Full bio go to the Board of Trustees page.

Dr. Luis Camilo Yepes, DDS. MS is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Following his graduation with an Endodontics certification in 1999 from Colombia’s Pontifical Xaverian University, he came to United States in 2007 to complete a General Practice Residency program at the University of Kentucky for two years. In 2009, Dr. Yepes started a Fellowship in Endodontics and General Dentistry at the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry, where he worked as an Instructor at the clinic and pre-clinic.

In 2012 Dr. Yepes started working as an Assistant Professor and is now an Assistant group leader and Module Director for the treatment planning at the comprehensive Dentistry department at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Yepes is also involved in multiple teaching activities supporting undergraduate programs.

“Given Dr. Segura and Dr. Yepes long history with HDA as committed members to the organization and their communities, I have no doubt that their selection to our Board of Trustees will have the desired impact we envision in our year of growth,” said Dr. Maritza Morell, DMD, MS, MPH, 2013 President of HDA.

About the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)   @HDAssoc                                         

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. We are the leaders for Hispanic oral health providing Service, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership.