Dental student group strives to reach Hispanic population in Kentucky and world
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On a Saturday morning, you may find Kelsey Wilson, a third year dental student, in Carrollton, Ky., providing oral health screenings and dental education at a local Hispanic church. Wilson serves as vice president of the University of Louisville (UofL) School of Dentistry’s Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA), and this is one of many outreach efforts of the organization.
HSDA also has provided screenings for backside workers at Churchill Downs and has worked with children involved in boys and girls clubs. Most recently the organization encouraged other dental students to take part in a fundraiser to assist the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in recovering from the drastic effects of the hurricane that hit the island in 2017. UofL joined a number of other dental schools in contributing to a relief fund established through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), in partnership with the ADEAGies Foundation.