Hispanic Dental Association

oral hygiene instruction and screenings at the NICE Preschool in Roxbury on Feb 28th, 2014

Oral hygiene instruction and screenings at the NICE Preschool in Roxbury on Feb 28th, 2014

The Student Chapter at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is part of the National Hispanic Dental Association. It was founded in 1994 under the supervision Dr. Aidee Nieto Herman as a faculty advisor, Professor of the Periodontology Department.

About Tufts SHDA

Tufts University’s H.D.A. chapter follows 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

Tufts University H.D.A. chapter participates in the following community services:

  • Participation in MHDA oral health fairs in Boston areas
  • Colgate Mobile VAN “Bright Smiles/Bright Future,” Boston MA
  • Mentoring Madison Dental Assistant Students
  • John McCormick Middle School Health Fair, Dorchester, MA
  • Alianza Hispana Health Fair, Roxbury, MA
  • Promoting Dentistry as a Career for Minorities mentoring program
  • HDA Student Humanitarian Mission Organization
  • Neighborhood Involvement for Children Education (N.IC.E.),Dorchester, MA
  • Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA) Health Fair, Dorchester, MA
  • Health Fair in Springfield, MA
  • “A tu Salud” health Fair, MA
  • Latin American Health Institute, Boston, MA
  • Special Olympics, Cambridge, MA
  • FOUNDOARCU “Foundacion de Arte y Cultura Republica Dominicana,” Jamaica Plain, MA


Class Representatives

  • D’14: Christian Benitez (D’14)
  • D’15: Alyssa Benitez (D’15)
  • D’16 : Courtney Robinson (D’16)
  • D’17 :    Ingrid Romero (D’17)

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