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California Dental Board President Is UTSD Alumna

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 2:34pm

Huong Le, DDS, California Dental Board President

Huong Le, DDS '84

A 1984 graduate of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston has been elected president of the California Dental Board. Huong Le, DDS, is the first public health dentist to serve as president and the first person of Vietnamese origin to serve on the dental board.

Originally appointed to the dental board in 2009 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Le was elected president in December 2012. She is currently serving her second term, which will expire in 2015.

Le is dental director of Asian Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Oakland, Calif.  She also serves on the faculty of the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry and the A.T. Still School of Oral Health and Dentistry. She is also California Regional Director for Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency programs.

Le is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and recently earned a master’s degree in dental education from the University of Pacific under the mentorship and instruction of retired UTSD Professor Paula O’Neill, EdD, as a faculty member of the Academy for Academic Leadership.

Le and her husband, Chi Le, MD, live in Danville, Calif.