Current Fellows
Adolescent Health

Tomas Rivera

Bloomberg Fellow

Tomas plays a crucial role as a Bilingual Grant Specialist/Coordinator at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. In this position, Tomas acts as the link between the referral community and the School of Dentistry, specifically overseeing the OH-LIUC and OH-LUCY programs. These programs aim to provide dental services to uninsured children and adolescents from families with limited income. As a Bilingual English/Spanish Patient Advocate, Tomas's responsibilities include coordinating and disseminating information related to service requests and managing the analysis process for each case according to program policies. Additionally, Tomas provides support for processing information from cases referred to the pediatric and orthodontic clinics. 

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry collaborates with Tomas and other organizations to ensure that children in Maryland have access to quality oral health care. The OH-LIUC and OH-LUCY programs are supported by the Maryland Department of Health and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. These programs provide essential dental services to children between the ages of 0 and 15, with dental students supervised by licensed dentists. Parents or guardians of enrolled children are required to pay a minimal fee during the initial appointment.


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