Our History

1st Symposium in Dental Careers -June 24th, 2011 The Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association (MHDA) held its First Symposium in Dental Career: "Promoting Dentistry as a Career for Minorities" at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine(TUSDM) in Boston, Massachusetts. The event featured a group of seven Panelists from the Private Practice, Community Health Center, the Academia, and the Organized Dentistry. The event included representatives from Boston Public Schools, teachers and students from Middle School, High School, College, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston University Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine (See attached agenda). More than 70 people registered and the dental field was represented by dentists, dental hygienists,and dental assistants who attended the event. The Symposium was a great opportunity to bring parents and students together and remind them to engage in their children's education to improve the dropout rate of minorities’ children from Boston Public Schools. The event finished with an award ceremony honoring 8 students (See attached honorees) that are part of the Mentoring Program from MHDA. People left the evening feeling great about MHDA and our mission to improve oral health of the Hispanic Community in Massachusetts and to achieve our goal to increase the recruitment and retention of more minorities in the dental field. This event was organized by the founder of the 1st Symposium in Dental Career: Dr. Aidee Nieto-Herman, former President of HDA, Executive Director of MHDA; Dr. Zuzana Mendez, Co- Founder & President MHDA; Dr. Merelyn Hong, Vice-President of MHDA-Committee chair; Dr. Emilia Brasil, MHDA's clerk with the collaboration of all our MHDA Board of Trustees. This Event was published by Univision TV- Show Channel 27, El Planeta News Paper, and Cueca Vision-MasTV, Channel 26. Congratulations! Reported by Dr. Aidee Nieto-Herman

MHDA is a 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit organization, to which contributions are tax deductible. The Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association is a chapter of the National Hispanic Dental Association. It was founded in 1993 as a voice for Hispanic oral health professionals in Massachusetts.