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2014 HDA Regional Dental Student Conference - Chicago
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Are you an oral health student?
Join the first Hispanic Dental Association Regional Dental Student Conference bringing dynamic workshops and speakers to help prepare you for leadership and community engagement in the following HDA core areas:
SERVICE: Community-Based Service-Learning-Access to Care, Health Disparities and Social Justice: How the Profession is addressing the issues of access to care: what will you do? Speaker: Dr. Caswell Evans, Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
EDUCATION: Teaching Cultural Competency and the Ability to Care for Diverse Populations: The growing diversity of the US population necessitates an increase in a culturally competent diverse workforce. This presentation will explore ways in which we can enhance our integration of culturally appropriate education into the dental curriculum and possible future avenues for improvement in this area. Speaker: Dr. Rodney Vergotine, Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Postgraduate Program Director, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
ADVOCACY: Advocating for the Latino Community: The Time is Now: Many students believe that until they earn their professional degrees they are not ready to be advocates. This presentation will explore ways in which students can design, develop and implement effective advocacy interventions that benefit local residents, particularly those that may be disenfranchised from the health care system. Speaker: Dr. Jorge Girotti, Director, Hispanic Center for Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
LEADERSHIP: Professional Leadership in the Community is a Key to Success: This talk will speak to the basic principles of leadership that must be a part of everyone's daily life as well as part of their professional life. Key points will include: Setting an example for others to follow by practicing ethical leadership; Empowering others to lead; Admitting that you cannot lead without a team; and Listening to those that need your leadership. Speaker: Dr. Larry Williams, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Midwestern University Illinois
This event is free for dental, dental hygiene and dental assistant students.
Brought to you by the Hispanic Dental Association, in partnership with Crest Oral-B.
For full agenda details click here.
Attire: Business Casual
Attendees can park in the Paulina Street Parking Structure
915 South Paulina Street.
Parking Structure is accessible from either Marshfield Avenue or Paulina Streets.
$8.50 a day.
When & Where
Hispanic Dental Association and Oswald I. Cameron-Morales, DDS, Chapter President 2014-2015
The Hispanic Dental Association is a national, non-profit organization comprised of oral health professionals and students dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the US. The Association works with a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations to communicate to Hispanic and non-Hispanic dental professionals, students, and the public.