Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)


Welcome to our page! This is the Tufts chapter of the National Hispanic Dental Association. We were founded in 1994 and Dr. Herman is currently our faculty advisor.

About us:

We have the same mission as the National Hispanic Dental Association:

  • Promote the oral health of the Hispanic community through improved prevention, treatment, and education
  • Provide a voice for the Hispanic oral health professional in the United States
  • Foster research and knowledge concerning Hispanic oral health problems
  • Disseminate information to both Hispanic dental professionals and the community-at-large
  • Provide a worldwide source of continuing education for oral health professionals serving the Hispanic community
  • Stimulate interest and encourage entry of Hispanics into oral health careers

Our Officers: 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Leopoldo Correa
President: Lauren Vargas (D17)
Vice President: Krysten Herrero (D18)
President Elect: Elizabeth Betances (D18)
Secretary: Lauren Gerkowitz (D18)
Historian/ Website Coordinator: Alisha Anand (D18)
Treasurer: Jonathan Batlle (D18)
Global Service Learning Coordinator: Elizabeth Elmaleh (D18)
Community Outreach Director: Mary Keezel (D18) and Alexandra Peacock (D18)
Admissions Liaison: Yusleisy Camacho (D18)

Some of our recent community service events included:

  • East Boston Health Fair
  • Susan Bailis Assisted Living Center: Oral Health Education
  • Participation in MHDA oral health fairs in Boston areas
  • Colgate Mobile VAN “Bright Smiles/Bright Future,” Boston MA
  • Mentoring Madison Dental Assistant Students

For a more complete list, click here!

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Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health.