Spend time with multi-talented RDH Amber Lovatos BSDH, RDH. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Matt Crespin discusses her children’s book about oral health called Smiles Por Vida. She also updates listeners on the progress she’s making in her mobile program as a result of receiving an ADHA IOH grant last year called Going Where No One Has Gone Before.
“There is fulfillment in this profession.”
“If you are unhappy where you are, change that, do something about it.”
“The stories that were written in Spanish were not delivering the messages in the way we wanted them to.”
“In the latin community there is a lot of colorism.”
“If someone would have given me a book my mom would have read it to me.”
“Being hispanic isn’t a look at all.”
“I’ve been more vocal and it’s made some people uncomfortable.”
“Try to say my last name, say our names, it won’t hurt me if you say it incorrectly, it hurts me when you will not say my name.”
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