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Bertha Alarcon, DDS

Clinical Managing Partner / Associate Professor

College of Dental Medicine

E-Mail: balarcon@westernu.edu



American Dental Association California Dental Association Los Angeles Dental Society American Dental Educators Association Hispanic Dental Association American Women Dental Association


Alarcon BO, Harris E, Hostetler J, Martinez T, Tjahjono J, Maugh E, Peng Y,. Bringing Oral Health to the Forefront of Health Care Through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. International Journal of Healtn, Wellness and Society Vol. 6, Issue 3, 2016


Dr. Alarcon obtained her Bachelor of Science in Zoology at California State University in Long Beach and her DDS from CASE Western School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed a year in postgrad dental education in General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. During her 26 years in practice she has been involved in community dentistry, especially in the delivery of dental care to the Hispanic Community in Los Angeles. She has written numerous articles in oral health for the largest Spanish newspaper in Los Angeles ¿La Opinion¿, ¿ Vida Nueva¿ and ¿Contacto Magazine¿. Until recently, she held a radio talk show on oral health in major Spanish radio stations in Los Angeles. General Private Practice 1992-Present Research Interests: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Impacting the access to oral care thru a more representative workforce of dental professionals Global Education