Hispanic Dental Association appoints new executive director

Nov. 19, 2009
Dr. Carmen Yolanda Bonta named to the post.

SOMERSET, New Jersey--The Hispanic Dental Association has appointed Dr. C.
Yolanda Bonta of Somerset, a founding member of the association, as its new executive director.

Dr. Bonta's has 17 years in the corporate dental industry with Colgate-Palmolive, plus years of experience in academia and clinical research. During her career with Colgate-Palmolive, Dr. Bonta held a series of management positions in the areas of clinical research, new product technologies, professional product development, and global professional marketing.

She has interfaced globally with key opinion leaders across various specialties,
defined strategies to build stronger relationships with dental and hygiene schools, and created scientific publications. She is well known throughout the dental industry for her leadership and determination to promote innovation and excellence in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Bonta's DMD is from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, where she was academic faculty of the schools of medicine and dentistry. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a certificate in periodontology. She also holds master's degrees in clinical microbiology from UPR and Oral Biology from SUNY.

Dr. Bonta is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentists International, a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American/International Association for Dental Research, National Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, member of the Board and past president of the Board of Directors for Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, and past president of the Board of Trustees of the Student Clinicians of the ADA.

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