What is PADA?

What is the Peruvian American Dental Association?

what-is-pada-image-01The Peruvian American Dental Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2006, by Peruvian dentists in the United States, whose purpose is to promote oral health among Latinos and other minority communities through education, prevention and treatment of dental illness.

Since its inception, PADA has conducted annual dental missions to some of the most remote and underserved communities in Peru, providing many needy families with dental prevention, education, and treatment services.

PADA is also in the process of establishing a Mobile Dental Clinic Program and opening a Community Dental Clinic in Southern California to provide quality dental services to low income families. PADA's Community Dental Clinic will include a mentoring component for youth to pursue careers in dentistry and its allied fields.

Our Mission

To improve the oral healthcare of underserved communities in Peru and the United States.

Our Principals

The values which best identify and reflect us are:

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Quality and Permanent Work
  • Community Service

Our Objectives

  • To promote good oral health amongst Latinos and other minority communities through education, prevention, and treatment.
  • To promote research concerning the dental health problems of Latinos and other minorities, and disseminate this information to Hispanic dental professionals and the entire dental community.
  • To communicate the aforementioned research results to several agencies and the general public.

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