November 10, 2016

GPR Alumna Hillary Homburg, DDS, is Featured in ADA News

Dr. Hillary Homburg
Photo courtesy New Dentist Now

Recently featured in an ADA News article, Dr. Hillary Homburg is a graduate of the college's General Practice Residency (GPR) Class of 2010, and she is giving kids in southern West Virginia a reason to smile.

After completing her GPR training at Ohio State, Dr. Homburg moved back to her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia. because she felt there was a special need for her expertise among West Virginia's underserved communities. She joined Cabin Creek Health Systems, a Federally Qualified Health Center, to develop a dental program in Clendenin, a town of around 1,200 people. Dr. Homburg says, "I became a dentist with the goal of working in public health and providing education and treatment for the underserved. For me, it was a very natural step to come back to the area where I was from and to give back as much as possible."

For her efforts with Cabin Creek Health Systems and other philanthropic endeavors, including Give Kids a Smile events and community health education initiatives, Dr. Homburg was selected as the Outstanding Rural Health Provider of the Year by the West Virginia Rural Health Association.

Read the ADA News article here.