Aurora - Chief Student

DR. AURORA MARTINEZ – Foreign trained dentist and former Chief Intern

 

Photo of staff member 

 

 

2012 Update:  While doing research at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2005 she became interested in studying oralities.  Aurora, is a dentist-turned-historian and latinamericanist who deeply enjoys oral histories of the Caribbean.  She currently lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where she runs her own cultural association: El Salón- Grupo Curatorial.

 

Aurora completed our Internship Program with honors.

 

EDUCATION:

 

1995-2000

UNIVERSIDAD EL BOSQUE, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA   D.D.S.

 

 

RESEARCH:

 

1998-2000

GRADUATE THESIS

�Determination of the in vitro cytotoxic levels of calcium hypochloride in cell culture�

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

Currently

DENTAL INTERN

Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman & Associates, New York, NY

 

2002-2003

DENTAL ASSISTANT

New York, NY

 

1999-2000

VOLUNTEER, HOSPITAL SIMON BOLIVAR, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

Taught oral health to socio-economically disadvantaged pregnant women concerning oral changes during pregnancy and proper oral care for them and their soon-to-be newborns.

 

1999

VOLUNTEER, HOSPITAL SIMON BOLIVAR, BOGOTA COLOMBIA

Educated diabetic patients from low socio-economic levels on proper oral health                          care for their illness and provided feedback and motivation with frequent follow-up

appointments.

 

1997-1998

VOLUNTEER,

FUNDACION ANA RESTREPO DEL CORRAL,BOGOTA,COLOMBIA

Organized and presented oral health educational speeches and didactic    activities to indigent schoolchildren.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL:

 

12/2002

NBDE, PART 1, Average: 87, Status: PASS

 

 

SKILLS:         

 

Languages – Spanish and Swedish.

 

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

 

Forward, Women’s Intramural Soccer League.

 

Semester Coordinator, Annual University Cultural Festival.

 

Dancer, Modern Dance presentation, University Cultural Festivals.

 

Actress and Director, Educational video aimed at teaching school children about

dental hygiene.