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


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

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

  • Promote the oral health of Hispanic and other underserved communities through improved prevention, treatment, and education
  • Foster research and knowledge concerning Hispanic oral health problems
  • Disseminate information to both Hispanic dental professionals and the community-at-large


Some of our events include:

  • Global Service Learning Trip to Dominican Republic
  • Spanish Terminology Course
  • Operative Help Sessions
  • East Boston Church outreach
  • Create presentations for local consulates, schools, and nursing homes
  • Distribute dental supplies to nursing homes, schools, and shelters in predominantly Hispanic communities
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Night, Zoom cooking and dancing sessions
  • Dia de Los Muertos: Paint Night
  • Small groups outing to Fajita & Ritas
  • Hispanic Heritage Dinner/Holiday Party (hopefully in the Late Fall/Early Spring)

More About Us

Follow us on social media! Stay updated with all the events planned for this year!

Instagram: @tufts.hda

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2021-2022 E-board Contacts

President: Jesus Vivar, (D22)

President Elect: Marely Estrada, (D23) 

Vice President: Renato Bravo, (D22) 

Secretary: Laimarie Alas Dorsey, (D22) 

Treasurer: Virginia Perello, (D22) 

Social Media Coordinators: Shivani Rajkumar, (D22)  and Stephanie Souza, (D24)  

Community Service Reps: Veronica Rojas, (D22)  & Vivian Argueta, (D23) 

Admissions Rep: Cassandra Escobedo, (D24) 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Leopoldo Correa  Dr. Martha Forero