University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

Mission Statement:

The Hispanic Student Dental Association at USC is an organization that aims to create a unified voice for dental students and faculty, and seeks to promote and advocate the oral health issues of the Hispanic community in California. HSDA at USC volunteers at a wide variety of events such as school and local health fairs. We provide oral hygiene instructions as well as oral screenings at these events. In addition, we provide monthly Spanish classes for our fellow classmates. We advocate for the advancement of oral health within the Latino communities by working closely with HDA nationally, and by attending national conferences. We also love to build a strong alumni network through social events and fundraisers to support our members to go to conferences.

Chapter Officers

President: Luke Aguilar

Vice President: Olenka Portugal

Treasurer: TBD

Secretary: Alexis Perez Cadena

Membership Chair: Stephanie Lopez

Faculty Advisor: Carlos Sanchez


Upcoming Events:

HSDA Spring Social:

This may we will have a club social event where we get together with HSDA members in each dental class to help build mentorship programs and strengthen friendships.