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Meet Dr. Melissa Hernandez
Melissa Hernandez, DDS
Hi, my name is Melissa Hernandez and I was born and raised in Dominican Republic. My inspiration to begin my career in dentistry was early in high school. I was lucky to volunteer in a community service for the poor, providing dental care and toothbrushes for the community. As you may know, in the DR, many people are simply unable to afford dental care and this particular reason powered my journey towards dentistry.
I attended to the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo where I completed my dental studies. After a few years, my husband and I decided to relocate to the United States. While my career took a pause for a moment, I got to work as a dental assistant in Miami for 3 years and still transform people’s smiles. After applying to dental schools in the US to continue my career as a dentist, I got accepted into the University Of Colorado School Of Dental Medicine where I received my Doctoral of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2017. However, I fell in love with Colorado and its nature and decided this was our happy place.
I devote many days each year to continue education through seminars, study clubs and conferences in order to keep up to date with the latest changes and techniques in dentistry. I also am very committed in giving back to the community and finding extra time to volunteer where I can.
As a dentist I understand that poor dental health can lead to more serious health problems. That’s why I take my patients’ concerns very personally. As my patient you can expect a thorough exam as well as an oral health coach and advocate to help you achieve the smile you desire and deserve.
When I am not practicing dentistry I enjoy the beach, hiking, skiing and rooting for the Chicago Cubs with my husband Luis.
You are welcome here.
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