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My journey in oral health

Dr. Marco Alarcon.

July 31, 2023 - My name is Marco Antonio Alarcon Palacios, and I am a Master and Specialist in Periodontics, a proud graduate from the prestigious Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru in 2000. Read more about Marco Antonio Alarcon Palacios »

Dental Safari

With the Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Rwanda at an Oral health community outreach

April 21, 2023 - Hi, I’m Jenipher Ober-Oluoch, a pediatric dentist who is passionate about dental public health. I would love to see a world where quality oral health services are within reach to all those who need it in a timely fashion, especially for the children with special health care needs. Read more about Jenipher Ober-Oluoch »

My Journey into Dental Public Health Research

Dr. Kerre and with volunteers at a dental camp.

March 8, 2023 - My first encounter with a dentist was as a child.  I don’t remember much other than the feeling of numbness after the procedure.  I had other trips to the dentist as a teenager which ultimately led to pursuing dentistry at the university. Growing up, I thought everyone visited the dentist when they had teeth problems.  However, this notion was shattered during the clinical years in dental school when I came face to face with the reality of dental disease burden. ... Read more about Dr. Kerre »

Jorge Castillo talks about his journey in oral health

Castillo working on patient

September 2, 2022 - My name is Jorge Castillo and I am originally from Lima, Peru. I finished dental school at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Perú . My interest in Dentistry arose from my dad, who is a Pediatric Dentist, trained in the 60’s in Pediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, with a brilliant career in Peru, both professionally and academically. Since I was a dental student, my favorite specialty was Pediatric Dentistry. Restoring dental health for... Read more about Jorge Castillo »

Dr Lillian Apadet Osamong BDS, MScPh

Dr Lillian Apadet Osamong BDS, MSc PhD

May 23, 2022 - My journey in chasing after that elusive smile for my people started back when I was in high school. From that far back I wanted to be a dentist, to be among the chosen few in Kenya to deliver  much-needed oral health services. Read more about Dr Lillian Apadet Osamong »

Madlen Caplow’s journey in oral public health

Madlen Caplow

April 21, 2022 - I am proud to work with the Arcora Foundation, the foundation of Delta Dental of Washington. Our vision is that all people can enjoy good oral and overall health, with no one left behind. Read more about Madlen Caplow »

Elizabeth Alpert, DDS, MPH

: Elizabeth Alpert, DDS, MPH

March 24, 2022 - Hello from Boston! My name is Elizabeth Alpert, and I am pursuing a path in dental public health. Beginning dental school, I envisioned a career in clinical pediatric dentistry, but I soon realized how quickly goals change with experience and exposure to new perspectives. Read more about Elizabeth Alpert »

Sawita Khimsuksri, DDS, PhD, MSc

Sawita Khimsuksri

February 25, 2022 - Warm greetings from Thailand. My name is Sawita, a lecturer in the Department of Oral Biomedical Science, Khon Kaen University (KKU), Khon Kaen, Thailand. I had an opportunity to attend the summer course in 2015 and continued in a long-term training program combined with KKU PhD in Oral Science curriculum, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and KKU. I have had inspiration academic purpose from mentors and friends from many countries since then. We have learned and shared... Read more about Sawita Khimsuksri »

The Positive Influence of Mentors

Imma with patient

January 24, 2022 - My name is Immaculate Achieng’ Opondo, from Kisumu County, which is in the Western part of Kenya. Read more about Immaculate Achieng’ Opondo »

My Journey to Global Oral Health and HIV/AIDS research

Yan Wang

December 21, 2021 - I am Yan Wang. I was born in China with a great passion for numbers. My undergraduate major is Mathematics, with a double major in Computer Science. I received my PhD in Biostatistics of School of Public Health at UCLA in 2019. My research passion is the joint research of HIV and oral health. Read more about Yan Wang »