Health Equity Heroes

For the past six years, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards have celebrated individuals and organizations behind extraordinary work that champions equitable oral care and health care. Our 2020 Heroes provided inspiring bright spots in a challenging year for everyone. For 2021, stories providing hope and optimism remain important as we continue to adapt and cope.    

Nominees can come from any sector, including dental care, health care, family support, legal aid, schools and community programs.  

Anyone can nominate a Hero! Fill out and submit this form before April 30. DentaQuest will announce the winners in June.  
2020 Health Equity Heroes:
Jeannette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD, Arizona
Rep. Kyle Mullica, Colorado
Dr. Tim Garvey, Florida
Flavia Lamberghini, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAPD, Illinois
Dr. Katherine Collier, Maryland
Dr. Aidee Nieto-Herman, Massachusetts
Bridget Hurd, Michigan
Allie Young and Protect the Sacred, Navajo Nation
Colleen McCauley and PCCY, Pennsylvania
Representative Four Price, Texas House of Representatives
Sarah Bedard Holland and Virginia Health Catalyst, Virginia
Dr. Ritika Chandra, Washington
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Celebrating a Health Equity Hero

Dr. Flavia Lamberghini and her team at Apple Dental Care in Chicago have been treating underserved children during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was one of 12 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes in 2020.
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