Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:13pm
Students and faculty from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston got up before dawn to travel together to San Antonio for the first Hispanic Dental Association Regional Dental Student Conference. The March 29 event was hosted by UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School.
The event was free to all attendees and made possible by the Hispanic Dental Association, in partnership with Crest Oral-B. The HDA even sponsored the round-trip shuttle that picked Houston members up at 5 a.m. to arrive in San Antonio by 8:30 a.m. After a full day of events that ended with a closing reception sponsored by the San Antonio Hispanic Professional Chapter, the shuttle brought them back to Houston that evening.
The workshop brought HDA’s student chapters together in a dynamic workshop with speakers to help prepare dental and dental hygiene students for leadership and community engagement.
Other HSDA members from Houston in attendance with Melchor and Salazar included students Francisco Nieves, Anale Dovalina, Wajiha Khan, Rubi Perez, Jose Gonzalez, Lourdes Tavarez, Nemesio Rodriguez, Ruby Salinas, Patricia Lopez, Diana Carrillo, Diana Reyes, Natalie Carrizales and Jeanette Salazar.