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