Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)

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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.