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ISSUE 175 -

WINTER 2014

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New Chapters Launched Student Regionals Take Off Why Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Doesn’t Wear Dentures Caring for the Underserved in the Dominican Republic Hygienists Stand Out in our Member Spotlight 2014 Member Benefits Keep Growing


If you are reading this edition and feeling the smooth gloss of each page with your bare hands, I want to thank you in particular. You have made it a priority to renew your membership with HDA and have joined as a Supporting Member. As you consider what our members are doing around the country, whether it is a student chapter in New York City, being a valuable resource in fostering culturally-appropriate future dentists through dental Spanish classes, or the Houston HDA professional members celebrating 10 years, I trust you see and feel the vibrant community that makes us who we are: leaders in oral health committed to providing Service, Education, Advocacy and Leadership. May you be inspired to celebrate the accomplishments highlighted in this issue and be the one to be featured in our quarterly publication as we make greater strides to eliminate oral health disparities in the Latino community.

It is our pleasure to serve and promote you, the members of HDA.

We want your feedback- both positive and constructive so we can do better next time. E-mail the editor at cgaleano@hdassoc.org with your comments. We may send you some HDA goodies.

Zuzana Mendez, DMD Boston, MA Tyrone Rodriguez, DDS Yakima, WA Ricardo Y. Mendoza, DDS Chicago, IL Vidal Balderas, DDS, MPH San Antonio, TX

Esperanza Rodriguez, DDS Bronx, NY Adriana Segura DDS, MS, San Antonio, TX

Frank Ramos, DDS San Antonio, TX Luis C. Yepes, DDS, MS San Antonio, TX Millie McClain, PhD Las Vegas, NV

Maritza Morell, DMD, MS, MPH Boston, MA

Amarilis Jacobo, DDS New York, NY

Daniel Gonzalez – Student Trustee Boston, MA Alyssa Benitez- Student Trustee Boston, MA Jose Castillo - Student Trustee New York, NY

Michael Lopez, DDS Mountainview, CA

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San Antonio HDA Regional Dental Student Conference, UTHSCSA Chicago HDA Regional Dental Student Conference, UIC College of Dentistry 24th HDA Annual Conference & Expo at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas MD

Margherita Fontana DDS PhD-Ann Arbor

MI

Manuel Cordero DDS MAGD DABFD-Sewell

NJ

Mario Ramos DMD-Midland Park

NJ

Diana Galvis DDS-Totowa

NJ

Oscar Quintana DDS-Albuquerque

NM

Jerry Harrison PhD-Albuquerque

NM

Matilde Hernandez Gonzalez DDS-New York

NY

Reneida Reyes DDS-Brooklyn

NY

Amiro Roman DDS-Bronx

NY

Carla Weisfeld DDS-Jackson Heights

NY

Yoly Gonzalez DDS-Buffalo

NY

Leslie Winston DDS PhD-Mason

OH

Griselle Ortiz-Ramsey DMD MS PhD-Vandalia

OH

Bushra Aouthmany DDS-Columbus

OH

Jonathon Thomas DDS-Chickasha

OK

Augusto Ayala DDS-Beaverton

OR

Jose Javier DDS-Portland

OR

Valerie Vargas BS DDS-Del Rio

TX

Maria Villarreal -San Antonio

TX

Antonio Berto DDS-Dallas

TX

Aida Solivan-Ortiz BS DMD MPH-San Antonio

TX

Ruben Ovadia DDS MS-Dallas

TX

Olga Gil DMD-Houston

TX

Mary Neenan DDS MPH MS-San Antonio

TX

Anna Munne DDS-Houston

TX

Yolanda Franzen DDS-Houston

TX

Ciro Cabal DDS-Lake Worth

TX

Francisco Ramos DDS-San Antonio

TX

Vidal Balderas DDS MPH DDS-San Antonio

TX

Mary Norma Partida DDS-San Antonio

TX

Christina Ramirez DDS-San Antonio

TX

Eduardo Lorenzana DDS MS-San Antonio

TX

Hugh Pierpont DDS-Houston

TX

Pedro Franco DDS-Irving

TX

Martha Baez RDH-San Antonio

TX

Eduardo Tanur DDS MBA MS-Dallas

TX

Samuel Angulo BS DDS MS-El Paso

TX

Carly Tovar DDS-San Antonio

TX

Juan Gonzalez DMD-Round Rock

TX

Raymond Rodriguez AEGD BS DMD MS-Dallas

TX

Pauline Sah DDS-Spring

TX

Monica Chamorro DDS MS-Houston

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Dr. Tyrone Rodriguez: HDA’s President Committed to Family & Dentistry By Rob Bahnsen. TOC

Photography by Samantha Deyette. Printed with permission from WSDA News.

W

hen WSDA News go-getter who started not one, but two chapters of the Hispanic

Editor Dr. Mary

Dental Association, because he saw the need to champion his

Jennings found out we were

people and culture. Because of the inherent cultural differences,

doing a story on dental

he knew that Hispanics needed to find their voice in dentistry,

wünderkind and Hispanic Dental Association President Dr. Tyrone Rodriguez, one of the questions she posed was unexpected — “Ask him what

and he knew it had to be done differently, embracing all Hispanic dental professionals — not just dentists — because of their connection to la familia. He explains, “Hispanics have a bond in common — we share a culture, we have a different perspective about how we see our community, and what we

compels him to wear his tall

value. Both the Houston and San Antonio chapters of The

hats.”

Hispanic Dental Association were built around the concept of a

It’s true, they make a bold statement — especially here in

dental home, with inclusivity at its heart. We have elected members and officers who are hygienists, dentists, and

the Pacific Northwest, where

assistants. We don’t see each other as the letters behind our

we’re more likely to sport gore-tex than a Stetson — making Rodriguez hard to miss when he

names, we see ourselves as sharing a commonality and the greater goal of helping our community.” But Rodriguez knows

walks into a room. He explains that his parents live outside San Antonio in Bulverde, Texas, and the hat is a way for him to carry

that it’s important to look beyond borders to be aware of what is happening nationally and internationally. He travels abroad

around a little of them wherever he goes. But it is also an opportunity to be a little different, and it has had a great effect on his youngest and most fearful patients — it relaxes them. He says,

for dental missions in Central America, the Caribbean, and even Africa. On the national scene, he was the only dentist invited to address the Affordable Care Act Committee during

“We tell cowboy jokes while we’re taking care of them, and it

the National Hispanic Medical Association’s presentation on the

brings the tension level completely down.”

ACA, and recently he was invited by Dr. Gerry Glickman, Past

Rodriguez has an easy, genuine smile and a jovial, enthusiastic demeanor, so it’s hard to imagine anyone tense around him. But

Chair of American Dental Education Association, to participate in a debate hosted by the Pew Charitable Trust debating a

truth be told, he doesn’t need the hat to get noticed. Throughout his life, Rodriguez has been a standout: in school, as a researcher, as a teacher, and finally, as a dentist. He’s a maverick

former Secretary of Health over dental workforce models. Without, as Rodriguez noted with a smile, “Discussion about the big elephant in the room.”

Immersed in the culture So, how did this whip-smart champion find his way to Washington

gave him a special courage, and shaped who he is today. He

state? Born in Greenwich, Conn., Rodriguez was just two years old

elaborates, “I think that my upbringing — having to meet new

when his parents shipped him back to their native Colombia,

people frequently and adapt to new surroundings rapidly —

South America to live with relatives so that they could focus on

forced me to make choices and lead. There were times that it

achieving the American Dream. He recounts, “My mother was 16

was tough — my parents weren’t always around, and I had to

and I was a handful — full of energy! It was a blessing in disguise

grow up fairly quickly. I saw that if I didn’t lead myself or my

— it allowed me to grow up, immerse myself in the culture, and

family members there was no one else there to do it.” He

perfect my Spanish.” When he was in 4th grade, he reunited with

thrived — his parents instilled in him the importance of

his parents, whose catering business took them all around the

education, and worked to send him to the best schools they

country until he was in high school. By his estimation, they lived in

could afford, where he excelled in both academics (as a

ten different states before he finished high school. All that moving

National Merit Semifinalist) and athletics.

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Dr. Rodriguez Feature Continued from page 3

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s far as college was concerned, however, his parents didn’t have the resources, and they made it clear that he would have to pay for it himself. But because he was a gifted athlete — Rodriguez was a former state champion and all-New England wrestler — he was one of the first Hispanic recipients of a college scholarship from the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and was able to attend Brown University. He was the first in his family to attend college.

Like any college freshman, Rodriguez was excited to begin his studies. “Brown was an incredibly supportive and diverse environment — in terms of culture, thought, and thinking outside the box. It was amazing to have professors who were Nobel laureates, and to attend school with students from such diverse backgrounds.” One of the students in his biology class was the son of James Watson of Watson and Crick, the team that first suggested the doublehelix model of DNA structure, Harry Chapen’s and Diana Ross’ daughters attended when he did, as did a prince from Greece. It was a vastly different world than the one he had inhabited. Then, during his freshman year, tragedy struck: his parents, 13 month old brother, and grandmother were involved in a major airline disaster — the crash of Flight 52 over Long Island — 73 perished. Rodriguez explains, “The flight was returning from South America, when it ran out of fuel over Long Island after its landing had been delayed due to severe winter weather. Half of the passengers died, including my grandmother, who was flying for the first time in her life.” Rodriguez’ father and brother suffered multiple injuries, and his mother was in a coma for several weeks and ended up staying in the hospital for months, requiring multiple reconstructive. surgeries. It was during that time that Rodriguez met neurologists and a neurosurgeon, and because of that connection first became interested in

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getting his degree at Brown in neuroscience.

Upon graduation from Brown, Rodriguez took a position at Baylor College of Medicine, doing research in molecular physiology and biophysics. While the work was satisfying, then-governor of Texas, Anne Richards started a program that allowed people with an interest in math or science an opportunity to eliminate 20 percent of their student loan debt for each year teaching in the public school system. Rodriguez jumped at the opportunity, saying, “Being a school teacher allowed me to stay current, use my math and science skills, coach wrestling, start a family, settle down, and figure out what I wanted to do next, all while retiring my debt.” After three years, the culture in the classroom changed from open discussion and free thinking to a focus on standardized test scores. The change dulled Rodriguez’ interest in teaching, and he began to look at what his friends were doing — some were dentists, others physicians. The physicians seemed stressed, worried about changes in the way medical practices were managed and lack of autonomy, the opposite of what his dentist friends were experiencing, but he knew nothing about dentistry. So, like any overachiever, he took the DAT on his own, and later hand-delivered his scores to UT Houston Dental School. He enlisted their help getting into dental school, eventually choosing UT Houston. He wasn’t the traditional dental student just out of college — he was of a different mindset, but it worked to his advantage — allowing him to excel, but have a more holistic, altruistic approach to education. “I wanted to make things better and get an education,” he explains. It was that desire to make things better that led Rodriguez to become student body president at University of Texas Health Science Center, serving almost 20,000 health professional students, and to found the Greater Houston Hispanic Dental Association — taking a leadership role even as a student. www.hdassoc.org

“Students have great power when it comes to molding a profession,” he says, “They just don’t know it.” Later, during his pediatric dentistry residency, Rodriguez again rolled up his sleeves and helped found the San Antonio chapter of the HDA— with an eye toward inclusivity that had worked so well in Houston. Making inclusion work on a broader scale through ongoing partnerships While he’s always appreciated the ADA, Rodriguez notes that the profession as a whole tends to be homogenous, and can leave minority members feeling disenfranchised, saying “If you look at the acceptance rates and the membership numbers it’s rarely a true reflection of the communities we live in and that can be frustrating. That’s why so many of us pour our energy into our cultural Associations — there are often too many limitations within the ADA’s structure and governance.” In an effort to forge even stronger alliances, Rodriguez and his colleagues over at the National Dental Association (NDA) and the Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID) entered into a partnership, combining their annual meetings together for the first time last year to create awareness at the Multicultural Oral Health Summit. It was a historic meeting, and one that all three groups are eager to reprise — as each group represents a growing population in the country with needs as diverse as their membership. Rodriguez says, “Let’s face it, we represent big communities — 52 million in the Hispanic community alone — one of six living in the U.S. today identify as Hispanic, and we need to determine the needs of all of our minority communities when it comes to oral health.

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Dr. Rodriguez Feature Continued from page 5

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“I’ve always valued the role and importance of organized dentistry, no matter what association I’ve been a member of, and I am a member of many,” Rodriguez says. And while he credits an efficient hierarchy and chain of command at HDA as one of the reasons for his fast ascent to the presidency from thirteen years ago when he was the first national student trustee, he’s gotten where he is today because of his commitment, drive and energy — not only to the Hispanic community, but to the broader dental community as well. “There is a generational gap between the main body of the impacted or affected membership and the leadership, a disconnect. I’d like to help change that. Membership is an important aspect of organized dentistry because it creates solidarity and adaptability; good membership allows the leadership to make the right choices of the proximity to the front lines.” Additionally, Rodriguez sees how Washington’s progressive dental practice act empowers additional members of the workforce to care for the underserved, while safeguarding the doctor-patient relationship. Rodriguez feels so passionately about access to care and utilization of care that he created the acronym S.E.A.L. (Service, Education,

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Advocacy and Leadership) for the HDA. With his drive and commitment, we’re sure he will accomplish all of his goals and many others — we congratulate and applaud you, Dr. Rodriguez!

Elie Ezzie DDS-Houston

TX

Jo Fogg BA-Houston

TX

Mark Cavazos DDS-San Antonio

TX

Dario Valencia-David DDS-Georgetown

TX

Luis Gonzalez DMD-Kyle

TX

Jose Alamo DMD-Kyle

TX

Sarah Roddy BASDH-San Antonio

TX

Sofia Luque DDS MS-Austin

TX

Lisa Trevino DDS-Houston

TX

Rebeca Weisleder DDS-Houston

TX

Simon Garza DDS-Austin

TX

Adriana Segura DDS-San Antonio

TX

Ernesto Carmona DDS-Austin

TX

Iracema Gomez-Infante DDS MAGD-Houston

TX

Lina Cortes DDS-San Antonio

TX

KATHIA STEEL DDS MS-Dallas

TX

Juan Rendon DDS MSD-Allen

TX

Norma Reyes -San Antonio

TX

Magda Valeriano BASDH-Deer Park

TX

Reyna Petter -Missouri

TX

Jennifer Loftin DDS-Alice

TX

Esteban Garza DDS-cypress

TX

Leticia Turullols DDS-Houston

TX

Lina Lizardi DDS-Allen

TX

Kevin Donly DDS MS-San Antonio

TX

Greg Frodel DDS-Pasco

WA

Janet Espinosa DDS-Mattawa

WA

Cesar D. Gonzalez DDS MS-Milwaukee

WI

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But what is it that is so specific to the Hispanic Culture? “Like so many, the Hispanic community is centered in family,” says Rodriguez. “But in many other cultures, once you reach a certain age, it is time to leave the nest. In the Hispanic culture, the tendency is the opposite — the nest just gets bigger.” That means that when a patient from a Hispanic family is scheduled, if there is any uncertainty or fear about the appointment, the entire family will show up. Not just the mother and father of the patient, but aunts, uncles and grandparents, and other extended relatives — toda la familia — will be present at the practice to face the challenge. Rodriguez also cites the belief by some in the Hispanic community of old wives tales about oral health that persist — “There was a joint study by Proctor & Gamble and the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation which indicated that some Hispanics still believed that cavities could simply be brushed away, and other cultural misconceptions. So the Hispanic dental professional has different needs for both the patient and professional communities.” But the nuances between cultural factions can be hard to discern, and Rodriguez serves as a clearinghouse of information for dental colleagues trying to navigate the cultural waters. “A lot of friends of mine who aren’t Hispanic call me for clarity,” he says, “And I value them as providers because they are taking the time to try and serve their patient populations more effectively. We try to problem solve because my goal is to get as many folks in the Hispanic community into a dental office — it doesn’t have to be mine. I just want them to be healthy, and not have to suffer the ill effects and consequences of poor oral health. Especially Hispanics, who are disproportionately impacted by diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and their links to oral health.” In the dental profession, other nuances exist — Rodriguez continues, “Many of the

Hispanic dental professionals don’t appreciate higher levels of organized dentistry.” Rodriguez sees it as his mission to change that, by proselytizing that legislation enacted by well intentioned, but misinformed lawmakers can inadvertently affect dentistry adversely. He says, “When I tell people if they’re not involved in grassroots dentistry, others will make decisions for them, they often see the value in joining. I feel like they wouldn’t have joined without my recruitment efforts, and helping them to understand that membership and being involved in organized dentistry is something that is essential and vital to the preservation of our profession.”


Welcome New HDA Chapters LECOM School of Dental Medicine Chapter Launched in January 2014

We are grateful for this opportunity that HDA has given us to establish a branch at LECOM SODM. We look forward to our community outreach events and educating our members to be culturally competent within our Hispanic community. We will strive to uphold the HSDA mission and teach oral hygiene awareness to the Hispanic community. ~Stephanie Mazariegos, Founding President

Austin HDA – Professional Chapter is Chartered

The HDA Executive and Governance Committees approved the charter of Austin Hispanic Dental Association, commending the leadership and vision of the officers listed below. May our partnership flourish in 2014 and many years to come! Jose Alamo, DMD PRESIDENT Ernesto Carmona, DDS VICE PRESIDENT Juan Vesga DDS, MS SECRETARY Simon Garza, DDS SOCIAL CHAIR Luis Gonzalez, DMD TREASURER Allan Day, BSEE, MBA CHAPTER COORDINATOR

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HDA Members Stand Out Among the Crowd Jose Mendoza Receives National Hispanic Health Foundation Award A first-year dental student at the University of Washington, Jose Mendoza was one of 20 students honored at the Sixth Annual California Scholarship Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 21, 2013 by the National Hispanic Health Foundation. The scholarship awards are granted to 20 dental, medical, nursing, public health, and policy students who exhibit exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community.

HSDA Chapter at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry The University of Maryland HSDA chapter received the school’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Award for their diversity and work in the Hispanic community, exemplifying Dr. King’s ideals. They received the award at the University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. /Black History Month event on Monday, February 10th, 2014. Felicidades!

Richard Duarte, HSDA President, University of Maryland

Beatrice Gandara, DDS, MSD Department of Oral Medicine Director of Educational Partnerships and Diversity School of Dentistry, University of Washington

HSDA Leader Appointed to Advisory Committee for the UCSF Chancellor Search UCSF HSDA President, Ligia Padilla, was recently appointed to serve on an advisory committee of university faculty, staff, students, alumni and foundation representatives to help in the national search for a new chancellor to lead UC San Francisco. The committee was called by University of California President Janet Napolitano on Jan. 24. Congratulations Ligia on this appointment!

Luis Gutierrez DDS Orthodontic resident University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine

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HDA Students and Professionals Making a difference Difference in the Dominican Republic’s State of

Service

Long lines awaiting dental care.

Dr. Amarilis Jacobo (second from right) organizing the dental team and patients to be seen.

Missions program. The group of volunteers served more than 592 patients encounters, of which 196 were for dental care for the January mission trip (2013-2014 Somos Amigos Annual Report). Approximately 80% of patients were Dominican and an additional 20% were of Haitian background. Patients were offered services including dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, amalgam and composite fillings, root canals, partial and complete dentures, and simple and surgical extractions.

J

ose Castillo, Student Representative on the Board of Trustees and immediate pastpresident of Columbia University

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College of Dental Medicine HSDA chapter participated in a week-long medical and dental mission through the Somos Amigos Medical www.hdassoc.org

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Greater San Anto nio HDA Mem bers

Gave Needy Families a Christmas

Way to go GSAHDA for bringing big smiles to children and their families not only for your services but your giving hearts too! www.hdassoc.org

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Eric Harris DDS-Mesa

AZ

Maria Segovia DDS-Surprise

AZ

Ernest L. Garcia Jr. DDS-Marysville

CA

Priscilla Luna BS RDH-Commerce

CA

Lilia Larin DDS-National City

CA

Sergio Correa DDS-San Leandro

CA

Edmond Hewlett DDS-Los Angeles

CA

Tayde Soto MS-San Diego

CA

Alex Olea DDS-Chula Vista

CA

Michael Lopez DDS-Mountain View

CA

Susan Lopez RDH-Mountain View

CA

Irene Hilton DDS-San Francisco

CA

Kathleen Alvarez RDH-San Pedro

CA

Crystal Rodriguez RDH-Stockton

CA

Alejandro Hurtado DDS-Santa Barbara

CA

Santos Cortez DDS-Long Beach

CA

Carlos Sanchez MPH RDH-Simi Valley

CA

Chris Carrington DDS-Hartford

CT

Sarita Arteaga DMD MAGD-Wolcott

CT

Richard Gesker DMD MBA-Washington

DC

Lourdes Rivera-Colon DMD-Gulfport

FL

Doris Ferres DMD-Vero Beach

FL

Elizabeth Gonzalez DDS-Miami Beach

FL

Luisa Echeto DDS MS-Gainesville

FL

Gloriana Lopez DDS-Marathon

FL

Maria Martinez BS DMD-Middleton

ID

Wanda Cruz-Gonzalez DMD-Boling Brook

IL

Samira Yunez DDS-Elmhurst

IL

Genaro Romo DDS-Chicago

IL

David Avenetti BS DDS MPH MSD-Chicago

IL

Juan Yepes DDS DrPH MPH-Lexington

KY

Pedro Camargo DDS-Louisville

KY

Rodrigo Fuentealba DDS-Lexington

KY

Mark Anderson DDS-New Orleans

LA

Maritza Morell DMD-Lawrence

MA

Jospeh Sawan DMD-Framingham

MA

Araceli Rosas-Fernandez DDS-Braintree

MA

Peggy Timothe DDS MPH-Boston MA

MA

Zuzana Mendez DMD-Boston

MA

Merelyn Hong DDS-Revere

MA

Glena Millan CAGS DMD MSc-Boston

MA

John Fisher DDS-Salem

MA

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The GSAHDA Angel Tree gathered $300 worth of presents during the chapter’s December general meeting. Both professional and student members donated and delivered these presents to San Antonio families who would not have been able to afford Christmas presents. The families were nominated from member’s practices to receive presents.

Daniel Morrissey BA-Phoenix


Education

Campus Tours to Expand Horizons

Year after year, the GSAHDA engages youth in their chapter activities as members, scholarship winners, and this time, as special guests. The chapter hosted over 75 students from Texas A&M University of Kingsville and Health Careers High School to attend a private dental school tour of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Students were able to hear about the admissions process and have a Q&A with GSAHDA members and current HSDA members about the dental school experience.

BOLD: Building Our Leaders in Dentistry Members of GSAHDA participated in various events such as the UTHSCSA Science Expo, Laredo Health Day, and lectured about the Science and Technology of Dentistry Today. GSAHDA’s BOLD (Building Our Leaders in Dentistry) presentation was shared with over 350 high school students. Students from all over San Antonio, Laredo, and the Rio Grande Valley attended these events and were excited to hear about the rewarding career of dentistry.

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Jo Fogg BA-Houston

TX

Mark Cavazos DDS-San Antonio

TX

Dario Valencia-David DDS-Georgetown

TX

Luis Gonzalez DMD-Kyle

TX

Jose Alamo DMD-Kyle

TX

Sarah Roddy BASDH-San Antonio

TX

Sofia Luque DDS MS-Austin

TX

Lisa Trevino DDS-Houston

TX

Rebeca Weisleder DDS-Houston

TX

Simon Garza DDS-Austin

TX

Adriana Segura DDS-San Antonio

TX

Ernesto Carmona DDS-Austin

TX

Iracema Gomez-Infante DDS MAGD-Houston

TX

Lina Cortes DDS-San Antonio

TX

KATHIA STEEL DDS MS-Dallas

TX

Juan Rendon DDS MSD-Allen

TX

Norma Reyes -San Antonio

TX

Magda Valeriano BASDH-Deer Park

TX

Reyna Petter -Missouri

TX

Jennifer Loftin DDS-Alice

TX

Esteban Garza DDS-cypress

TX

Leticia Turullols DDS-Houston

TX

Lina Lizardi DDS-Allen

TX

Kevin Donly DDS MS-San Antonio

TX

Greg Frodel DDS-Pasco

WA

Janet Espinosa DDS-Mattawa

WA

Cesar D. Gonzalez DDS MS-Milwaukee

WI

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More than 80 children received oral care at the Give Kids a Smile event made possible with the support of 65 volunteers, including seven HDA dentists. The children were met with a tooth fairy and oral health books and information in the context of a fun-filled dental visit. In partnership with the North Texas Dental Society, Collin College Dental Hygiene program, MC Cooper Dental Society, Healthy Smiles Children’s Dentistry staff and Baylor dental students, the patients seen were referred to different offices of doctors who volunteered during the event where they will receive care at no charge. We are proud of the following HDA members for their generous giving of time and talent:

Elie Ezzie DDS-Houston


Advocacy:

Representing Hispanic Dentists at the White House Business Council Briefing

This past December I was honored to be invited and attend a White House Business Council briefing. The purpose was to engage a group of forty businessmen from diverse business companies mostly representing the south-eastern region of our great nation. The Councils’ discussion was to inform attendees what the administration is doing to spur economic recovery, including a push for immigration and corporate tax reforms. The White House Council also asked us to be liaisons with our respective local business communities.

and service industries. Administration officials explained how the Small Business Administration assists small start-up businesses and other programs to support in exporting goods to other countries, programs that will assist in getting the necessary permits for destination countries. They even discussed the model for funding the Affordable Care Act and addressed its impact on businesses. To find any program or resource that may be available you, please go to www.Business.usa.gov

We heard briefings from Directors representing the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Economic Council, Immigration, U.S. Chief Information Officer and other administration advisers/ liaisons for export and trade. They detailed programs and how this administration is trying to support and enhance the workforce engine of the U.S. The approach in economic development is multi-faceted and shows how our nation is not meeting the educational demands of many professional careers and therefore must employ immigration reform to hire individuals from other countries. On the other hand they gave examples of programs that encourage children and youth to enter future careers in science, math, technology and engineering. Likewise they also discussed the need for immigration legislation that would support the agricultural

This was not a one-way conversation and in this regard, the White House Business Council also heard our concerns in this economic climate. Their intent is to be more connected with local business communities so they can have a better pulse on our needs and to this end, we were able to contribute our personal experiences or problems during any presentation. I am now on a permanent email list to the White House Business Council and am continuously invited to teleconferences for input. As your Trustee on the HDA board, I will try to continuously engage our local dental and medical colleagues on any communication from the White House and likewise feel free to contact me if you would like to share your insight.

WHITE HOUSE BUSINESS COUNCIL

Dr. Ramos (right)

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Why Sonia Sotomayor doesn’t wear dentures By Robert Barnes, Published: January 9 in The Washington Post. Re-printed with permission.

Follow @scotusreporter When you write an autobiography as candid as Justice Sonia Sotomayor did with “My Beloved World” — among the many topics explored were a lifelong battle with diabetes, her father’s early death from alcoholism and her failed marriage — people apparently feel free to ask you almost anything. And so one of the questions sent up at a sold-out event Wednesday night sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates came from a dental hygienist named Casey. “Do you wear dentures?” No, Sotomayor answered, but there’s a story there: The smile featured on the book jacket took a lot of work on the part of a dentist who became one of her best friends. She said she was introduced to the woman the year before she became a judge, at a function held by a mutual friend. The two talked on and off. “At the end of the evening, she came up to me and said, ‘You’re such a warm person. Why don’t you smile more?’” Sotomayor said she didn’t know.

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The dentist replied, “I think you don’t smile because you’re ashamed of your teeth.” As was the case with many children of the 1950s, Sotomayor said, her mother had taken strong iron supplements and that led, among other issues, to children with “poor, poor teeth.” The dentist was right, Sotomayor said. “There is not hardly a picture of me as a child, or before I met my dentist, that has me smiling . . . with my teeth showing.” The process must have taken some time — Sotomayor reported a dental debt on her financial disclosure forms when nominated for the Supreme Court in 2009 — and she said the two women became so close that the dentist’s son is Sotomayor’s godson. When they watched the televised news conference where President Obama announced Sotomayor as his choice, the boy turned to his mother, according to Sotomayor, and said, “Mommy, you gave her a million-dollar smile.” Sotomayor, raised in a Bronx housing project in a household where only Spanish was spoken, dispensed www.hdassoc.org

loads of self-help advice and scant inside-the-Supreme Court insight before a packed Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University. At the outset, it was announced she would not address any issue before the court. She strayed from her own story only to briefly say the judiciary should be more diverse — not just racially or ethnically, but in life experience. For example, there are far more former prosecutors on the bench than former defense or civil rights lawyers, she said. But mostly she expanded questions and readings from her book into love-yourself messages. “So for those of you who have things that affect your selfimage, there are things that can be done about it,” she said during the discussion of her teeth. “Those are the things you should look at, because those are the things that can help you feel better about yourself. And that really did help me. I started opening myself to other people.”

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otlight Hygienists on Member Sp

I’m a Dental Hygienist because I enjoy interacting with people of all ages. I love to see them smile and I genuinely care for their overall health and well being.

Angela Hernandez RDH, BS. I play soccer and love to dance Salsa. I often find myself making people of all sociocultural backgrounds dance salsa or watch soccer games.

My family and I migrated to the States in 2000. Shortly after my arrival, I obtained a job as a Dental Assistant. Since that moment I noticed the need for more Hispanic people to be involved in the health care field. Our Latino patients at each dental practice where I worked and/or volunteered were always glad to see a person that was able to answer their questions and concerns. I support the mission of HDA because I believe

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that our involvement will eventually improve the oral health of our growing Hispanic community.

I make time to inform my patients, peers, and other health care professionals of the massive lack of access to dental care that our Hispanic community suffers. · I feel rewarded when I participate in community events sponsored by churches, municipal health fairs or school districts. · Networking with other health care providers allows me to find more ways to outreach those in need.

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By mentoring and participating in events designed to serve our Latino community. Each one of us will contribute to a large scale change where we teach our children about the value of their education; inform parents of how critical disease prevention is; and most importantly we would fulfill our role as agents of change within our communities.

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Leading by example I feel is the most effective way to get others motivated. When others see a leader who "walks the walk as much as they talk the talk" they gain respect.

Miranda Brooks RDH, BSDH I teach Zumba Fitness and I absolutely love it! It really allows my true personality to shine through and I enjoy delivering a positive experience to my students.

My Latin culture is very important to me and I love being involved in organizations where my special gifts and expertise can be utilized most. HDA allows me to connect with other like-minded professionals who enjoy volunteering and promoting the HDA mission.

1. Leading by example I feel is the most effective way to get others motivated. When others see a leader who "walks the walk as much www.hdassoc.org

as they talk the talk" they gain respect. To gain respect is motivation for me to stay true to myself and strive to always bring my best self forward. 2. Keeping a positive perspective. There is so much negativity these days and at times I feel it can inhibit ones capability of finding solutions to problems. With a positive perspective you not only feel better about taking on challenges, you motivate others to do the same. 3. Being goal oriented. Setting goals for myself on a regular basis not only leaves me feeling accomplished when I reach them, it motivates me to stay organized and focused which enables me to accomplish even more. Leading by example I feel is the most effective way to get others motivated. When others see a leader who "walks the walk as much as they talk the talk" they gain respect. Miranda Brooks RDH BSDH

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As the lead clinical Outreach Hygienist on a mobile dental unit, I am able to work directly with the Latino population and understand the need to increase access to care and promote oral health education to the underserved. I would encourage more members to consider a career in public health to help improve the disparities within the Latino community. More providers offers more access to care as well as new challenges, new perspectives and rewarding experiences.

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New York University College of Dentistry Chapter and Faculty Partner to Teach Dental Spanish

Education

Dr. Rodriguez: We had the help of Dr. Mark Wolff- chair of the Department of Cardiology and comprehensive care, and associate dean, in addition to Dr. David Hershkowitz, clinical associate chair associate chair for the department of cardiology and comprehensive care in supporting this project and aiding in revising this booklet.

Dr. Rodriguez: There is a need for this program, patients feel more comfortable when they are treated by dental professionals speaking in their native language. We are teaching basic dental phrases for use in the clinic. The emphasis of the course is conversation.

The current members of the NYU College of Dentistry HSDA chapter, with the guidance and support of their faculty advisor, Dr. Rodriguez Cardenas, have developed a program called “Dental Spanish for use in the Clinic”. The 4-session course totaling 6 hours is offered by Frances Lugo (Class of 2014) ,Marcela Cardona ( 2015), Vanessa Lebron (2015), Cheryline Pezzullo (2015), Leydi Barros (2016), Ingrid Murra (2015), Rebecca Navarro (2014) and Jennifer Garcia (2015). We wanted to know how this course came about and what it took this chapter to get it running successfully.

Dr. Rodriguez: There was faculty interest so Marcela Cardona (2015) and myself, in conjunction with the approval from the Faculty Staff Development office set up a six session course for the faculty for a total course six hours long, given every other week. The faculty received continuing education credit. Instrumental in providing this for the NYUCD faculty was Maureen McAndrew, DDS, MEd, and Bill Eiditson, whose involvement in the Office of Professional Development accepted our request to create this course.

Dr. Rodriguez: We used the booklet created by the HSDA, its students, the students listed above, Eugenia Mejia, MA, MEd, PhD and myself. NYU formatted and created a NYU official document. Marcela and I divided the course to cover two- three sessions of the booklet per class. The topics includedphone conversations, making appointments, introducing yourself , initial visit, medical and dental history, radiology, treatment planning, during a procedure, periodontal exam, endodontic exam, complete dentures, and pediatrics.

Dr. Rodriguez: Because of increased communication and care of the non-Spanish faculty and students in their interest of better communication with the patient's native languagewe are communicating and promoting oral health through improved prevention, treatment, and education. We are helping in improving the overall health of the Hispanic population. We are working with individuals at school, administrators, and faculty, to better communicate to Hispanic and non-Hispanic professionals, students, and faculty, the importance of being bilingual for greater patient satisfaction.

Dr. Rodriguez: We have increased participation, visibility, and acceptance by the non-Spanish speaking administrators, faculty and students that being bilingual is important. It is important to patient care, patient comfort, and patient acceptance of treatment. Here is what Dr. Maria Rodriguez Cardenas, Faculty advisor for the HSDA at NYUCD told us:

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Scholarships 2014

This could be you.

To build healthier Hispanic communities we connect partners and develop leaders who impact transformational strategies for education, scholarship and research. The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation wants to build a healthier Hispanic community and develop leaders by supporting students through the educational process. Grants and scholarships are awarded to individuals thanks to the strong support of corporate partners and individual donors: Colgate-Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, Dr. Juan Villarreal and H.D.A. members. Look for new criteria on the website, www.hdassoc.org! For the 2014-2015 academic year, all applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2014. Return the Application for the 2014-2015 Scholarships to: HISPANIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION 1111 14th Street Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 For further information, call 202-629-3802 or Email: scholarships@hdassoc.org

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Rania Abdel-Malak-Lakewood Ranch

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Allison Tape-Lakewood Ranch

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Caroline Lee-Sarasota

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Danny Doan-Boston

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Welcome New Student Members!

FOUND A T I ON

Loyda Sarmiento-North Hollywood


Celebrations

Dr. Maritza Morell joins Houston HDA’s 10 Year Celebration!

n December 7th, the Houston HDA celebrated our 10th anniversary with dinner, music, and dancing. Our Immediate-Past National President, Dr. Maritza Morrell welcomed 175 attendees on behalf of the national association.

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HHDA recognized the Founders of the Houston HDA chapter, Dr. Anna Munne, Dr. Victor Rodriguez, Dr. Giancarlo Romero, Dr. Aldo Sordelli, Dr. Gabriel Yammine, Dr. Roberto Porras, and Dr. Adriana Salinas in an awards presentation. The 2013 President's award went to Dr. Lisa Trevino. HHDA also awarded three $1,000 scholarships to students Martha Orozco, UT Health School of Dentistry Ho, Paola Salazar, UTSD Dental Student, and Ms. Jeanette Salazar, UTSD Dental Hygiene student. The chapter’s strength is grounded on the commitment of its members and mentor-leaders who give back continuously. Ten years is a milestone worth celebrating!

Dr. Maritza Morrell welcomed 175 guest on behalf of the national association.

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Congratulations on 20 years of Service, Education, Advocacy and Leadership in Massachusetts!

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Back, L to R: Dr. Rafael Yanez, Dr. Carolina Perdomo, Dr. Monica Maldonado, Dr. Merelyn Hong, Dr. Ana Tonet, Dr. Andrea Lugo, Dr. Ingrid de Carreno, Dr. William Alvarez, Dr. Daymary Pineros. Front, L to R: Dr. Aidee Herman, Dr. Bernadete Therriault, Dr. Arlene Pimentel, and Dr. Zuzana Mendez.

Dr. Maritza Morell (right) and Dr. Adriana Segura honor MHDA leaders with a certificate of commemoration for their 20 years in Massachusetts.

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2014 Membership Drive Needs YOU! Tell others about HDA and tell them about our 2014 Open Membership. Who can sign up? Anyone supporting our cause- dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, educators, suppliers, even Tooth Fairy and Ratoncito Perez!

Enlist them and help us make a difference! Signing up is easy: Go to hdassoc.org and visit our Membership page. Choose your membership type: Professional or Student and Join! Check out the benefits below and our newest Job Board

2014 Member Benefits

Supporting Membership $50/year

Student Membership $15/year

Open Membership (e-Member) $0

Local Chapter Affiliation ($40 in additional dues)

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Annual Meeting discounts: bringing together members nationally for clinical information, CE Credits, discussion groups, networking and social activities

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Subscription to HDA National e-Brief, a weekly update on news, resources and events from our National office

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Digital subscription to the quarterly HDA NEWS & REPORTS

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Access to searchable member database

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¡Sonrisa! A Guide to Dental Health for Hispanic AmericansBilingual Dental Health Education Program

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Resource information of patient education materials and forms in Spanish (by request to National office)

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Recognition Awards at the Annual Meeting

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Student Chapter membership at dental schools with chartered chapters (see full list)

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Student Scholarships

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Print subscription to the quarterly HDA NEWS & REPORTS

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Opportunity to serve on local chapter and national committees

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Free classified advertising on HDA Website and Newsletter

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Official Certificate of Membership

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Exclusive Member Value Added Exclusive funding for HDA member’s practices

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Discounted industry specific products with participating vendors

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Complimentary profile feature for practitioners on www.Odontologia-us.com (per request)

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Discounted subscription rate for the American Journal of Dentistry

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT

These openings and more can be found at hdassoc.org/dental-careers/

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FOR SALE Retired chiropractor selling clinic building on the NW side of Chicago. Attractive doctor’s office building with 12 rooms, including sections designed by a dentist and for dental purposes. Location: The neighborhood is largely Hispanic and no dentist nearby. Contact seller directly: (847) 825 0500. Dr. Chester Wilk.

· A self-standing 5ft. x 7ft. outdoor Plexiglas illuminated sign in front which is visible from a block away valued at $10,000. · Comes with over $3,000 worth of metal Hon Cabinets in a clean and ready to move in condition · Alarm system · Beautiful like-new waiting room furniture · Sound system · Leaded walls in the x-ray room · Garage in rear Practice located at 5130 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60641

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HDA Launches Job Board to Boost Employment Opportunities and Hiring Among HDA Members 1000+ Jobs Available and searchable by location and keywords

Access highly-relevant job postings.

Ad space available for purchase

Members can post resumes and job opportunities at a discount

Anonymous resume bank protects job seekers’ confidential information.

Resume and Cover Letter Storage make it highly efficient to apply for multiple positions

Personalized job alerts that proactively notify job seekers of relevant job opportunities.

Key Benefits for Employers • Access highly-qualified, professional candidates. • Limit applicants to only highly-qualified candidates. • Generate high return on recruitment advertisement spend. • Easily post jobs and search resumes. • Only pay for resumes of interested candidates. • Pre-screen filters deliver only qualified candidates.

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Give your staff or colleagues the gift of Open Membership!

Hispanic Dental Association – 2014 Professional Group Membership Application ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE ON HDA WEBSITE AT www.hdassoc.org NOTE: Group Key Contact — serves as liaison with the Hispanic Dental Association for your Group Membership — fills out this application form and returns it to the HDA at the address or email below. (Completing the form electronically is strongly preferred.) Key Contact Full Name: ______________________________________________________________________________ Degree: _____________________________________ Practice/Department Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ E-Mail Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________________________________ State: ________________________________ Zip:________________________________________ Daytime Phone #: ___________________________________________________ Website: __________________________________________________________________ Professional Type: ______________________________________________________________Specialty Type:___________________________________________________ Primary Practice Setting: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Membership Selection: _______________$50 Supporting Member _______________$0.00 Open Member ship______________$40 Local Chapter Affiliation Member #3 Full Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Degree(s): _______________________________________ E-Mail Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Professional Type: __________________________________________________________Specialty Type:_________________________________________________________ Membership Selection: ______________$50 Supporting Member _______________$0.00 Open Member ship______________$40 Local Chapter Affiliation Member #3 Full Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Degree(s): _______________________________________ E-Mail Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Professional Type: __________________________________________________________Specialty Type:_________________________________________________________ Membership Selection: ______________$50 Supporting Member _______________$0.00 Open Member ship______________$40 Local Chapter Affiliation Member #3 Full Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Degree(s): _______________________________________ E-Mail Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Professional Type: __________________________________________________________Specialty Type:_________________________________________________________ Membership Selection: ______________$50 Supporting Member _______________$0.00 Open Member ship______________$40 Local Chapter Affiliation

Administrator Dean Faculty Dentist-General Dentist-Specialist Hygienist Oral Surgeon Supplier Technician Dental Assistant Other: (Fill in) ________________________________________________ Endodontics Orthodontics Pediatrics Periodontics Prosthodontics

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Public Health Dentistry Other: (Fill in)

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· Official Certificate of Membership · Annual Meeting discounts · Free classified advertising on HDA Website and Newsletter · Resource information of patient education materials and forms in Spanish by request) · Recognition Awards at the Annual Meeting · Committee service opportunities · Subscription to the quarterly HDA Newsletter print edition · Subscription to HDA National e-Brief · Access to exclusive capital funding for HDA member’s practices · Discounted Subscription to American Journal of Dentistry

· Annual Meeting discounts · e-subscription to the quarterly HDA Newsletter · Subscription to HDA weekly National e-Brief · Access to exclusive capital funding for HDA member’s practices · Discounted Subscription to American Journal of Dentistry

Blue HDA T-Shirt (100% Preshrunk Cotton)

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Amount/Size: ______M ______L ______XL ______XXL ______XXXL [National HDA membership is a requirement of Chapter membership]

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HDA Board Member Millie McClain, PhD Publishes in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare

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Dounis G, Ditmyer M, VanBeuge S, Schuerman S, McClain M, Dounis K, Mobley C

Health care workforce shortages and an increase demand for health care services by an older demographic challenged by oral–systemic conditions are being recognized across health care systems. Demands are placed on health care professionals to render coordinated delivery of services. Management of oral–systemic conditions requires a trained health care workforce to render interprofessional patient-centered and coordinated delivery of health care services. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effectiveness of an interprofessional health care faculty training program. www.hdassoc.org

A statewide comprehensive type 2 diabetes training program was developed and offered to multidisciplinary health care faculty using innovative educational methods. Video-recorded clinically simulated patient encounters concentrated on the oral– systemic interactions between type 2 diabetes and comorbidities. Post-encounter instructors facilitated debriefing focused on preconceptions, selfassessment, and peer discussions, to develop a joint interprofessional care plan. Furthermore, the health care faculty explored nonhierarchical opportunities to bridge common health care themes and concepts, as well as opportunities to translate information into classroom instruction and patient care. Thirty-six health care faculty from six disciplines completed the pre-research and post-research assessment survey to evaluate attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions following the interprofessional health care faculty training program. Posttraining interprofessional team building knowledge improved significantly. The health care faculty post-training attitude scores improved significantly,

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with heightened awareness of the unique oral–systemic care needs of older adults with type 2 diabetes, supporting an interprofessional team approach to care management. In addition, the health care faculty viewed communication across disciplines as being essential and interprofessional training as being vital to the core curriculum of each discipline. Significant improvement occurred in the perception survey items for team accountability and use of uniform terminology to bridge communication gaps. Attitude, knowledge, and perceptions of health care faculty regarding interprofessional team building and the team approach to management of the oral– systemic manifestations of chronic disease in older adults was improved. Uniform language to promote communication across health professionals, care settings, and caregivers/patients, was noted. Interprofessional team building/ care planning should be integrated in core curricula. To download the full article, visit http://www.dovepress.com/ articles.php?article_id=15239&l =GUwbtRpX2YS6QXaZOLt

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HDA Offers Supporting Members Unlimited Complimentary e-Memberships for Staff and Partners! What do I need to do to give my staff an HDA membership? 1. Complete the Group form in pages 25 and 26 and fax it to 202-629-3802 Or 2. Email hispanicdental@hdassoc.org your staff’s name, address, email, position and group name

SEND THE APPLICATION TO RECEIVE THIS REMOVABLE SUPPORTING BADGE SHOW YOUR PROUD SUPPORT OF HDA AND GIVE YOUR STAFF THE BENEFIT OF HDA MEMBERSHIP!

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