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rewarding, and it fostered my ambition
to start my own dental humanitarian trip.
After returning from the Philippines, I
realized that several colleagues, faculty,
and I shared the same passion to help
others through our acquired dental skills
to improve their oral health. Together
with a classmate, Michelle Nguyen,
we decided to start our own dental
humanitarian trip for OHSU students
to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
The invaluable experience of recruiting
colleagues, preparing the logistics, and
building trust with the community in
the Dominican Republic and Haiti has
contributed to my core values and beliefs
toward helping others. Not only did I gain
leadership and communication skills, but
I also learned how to teach my younger
colleagues and build patient rapport.
I was so humbled and proud to have
provided an opportunity and inspiration
from my colleagues, and to make an
impact in our patients' lives. Inspired
to expand the program, in 2017, during
my orthodontic residency at the Arizona
School of Dentistry and Oral Health, I
founded Health Beyond Communities,
Inc., a non-profit dental humanitarian
organization providing global
humanitarian efforts and education to
help communities become self-sufficient
in meeting the health needs of their
community. In collaboration with the
OHSU School of Dentistry and University
of the Pacific Hygiene, we completed our
first inaugural trip with seven students
and two faculty to Villa El Salvador,
Peru. We treated more than 300 patients
providing cleanings, sealants, operatives
and extractions.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - March 2018

Nicaragua
New Members, Board Meeting Highlights
Events and Education
Molar Movement
Insider Results
ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Compliance Corner
Through the Loupes
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry
Dentists Take Bite Out of Opioid Epidemic
Service to Veterans
Dental Foundation of Oregon
Health Beyond Communities
Index of Advertisers
Classified Ads
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Intro
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Nicaragua
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - New Members, Board Meeting Highlights
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Molar Movement
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Insider Results
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Compliance Corner
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Through the Loupes
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Service to Veterans
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