DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health


May 23, 2022

Dr Lillian Apadet Osamong BDS, MScPh

Dr Lillian Apadet Osamong BDS, MSc PhD

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.

April 21, 2022

Madlen Caplow’s journey in oral public health

Madlen Caplow

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.

March 24, 2022

Elizabeth Alpert, DDS, MPH

: Elizabeth Alpert, DDS, MPH

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.

February 25, 2022

Sawita Khimsuksri, DDS, PhD, MSc

Sawita Khimsuksri

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…

January 24, 2022

The Positive Influence of Mentors

Imma with patient

My name is Immaculate Achieng’ Opondo, from Kisumu County, which is in the Western part of Kenya.

December 21, 2021

My Journey to Global Oral Health and HIV/AIDS research

Yan Wang

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.

November 22, 2021

From Public Health to Research Management

Dr. Roberto Leon-Manco

My name is Roberto A. León-Manco, I am a graduate of the School of Stomatology, Master of Public Health, and specialist in Dental Public Health at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH).

October 20, 2021

Patimaporn Pungchanchaikul

Dr. Patimaporn Pungchanchaikul and colleague conducting an exam

Sawadee Ka, I am from Khon Kaen University (KKU) in the Northeastern region, “I-San”, of Thailand.  In 2008, I was back from the University College London, UK, after pursuing my PhD in Developmental Biology focusing on the cleft formation.

September 17, 2021

Engaging in dental outreach activities, what does the future hold?

Winning one step at a time.

Hello, my name is Brenda Okumu from Kenya. I graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery from the University of Nairobi and later pursued a Masters in Dental Primary and Public Health at the University of Western Australia.

August 18, 2021

Sarah Borgida, MEd Director, Children’s Programs and Tribal Partnerships Arcora Foundation

Sarah with colleague

Greetings! I’m Sarah Borgida, Director of Children’s Programs and Tribal Partnerships at Arcora Foundation, which is funded by Delta Dental of Washington. Our mission is to bend the arc of oral health toward equity, and we do this in a variety of ways.

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