ICHS takes part in dental residency program, welcomes pair of new residents

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Photo courtesy ICHS
Dr. Carol Lin (second from left) and Dr. Camille Pompeo (third from left) were recently welcomed by ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola (left) and Dr. Ji Choi, ICHS dental director (right), as the two dental residents began their practice at ICHS Shoreline Dental Clinic. The two came to ICHS through the New York University-Lutheran Medical Center Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry (NYU-LMC AEGD) Residency Program.

International Community Health Services (ICHS) recently welcomed two new dentists who both hope to gain valuable clinical experience in a community health care setting through a new dental residency program.

Drs. Carol Lin and Camille Pompeo both expressed appreciation as they started work at the ICHS Shoreline Dental Clinic, and said they look forward to providing the best care they can to their patients.

The dentists came to ICHS through the New York University - Lutheran Medical Center Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry (NYU-LMC AEGD) Residency Program. The program allows dental residents to advance their skills in general dentistry at select clinical sites in the country.

"We are very excited to be part of this program and to welcome Dr. Lin and Dr. Pompeo because we need to expose more dental professionals to the special joys and challenges of providing care in community health care settings," said Dr. Ji Choi, ICHS dental director.  "We hope we can help hone their skills working with a large and diverse population that we have here at ICHS."

The dental residents will practice at ICHS for the next two years.
"I am looking forward to my ICHS residency and excited to start learning from my mentors," said Dr. Pompeo, who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. 
"ICHS clinics are in high demand and the number of patients served is growing rapidly, so I believe I can make a difference here, too," she said.

Dr. Lin, who received her DDS degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California, said starting the residency program has not been without challenge, but she hopes to learn the ropes quickly and make a difference in her patients' oral health.

"I feel like I am creating positive impact to the community and at the same time learning how to balance between perfectionism with realism," she said.  "I hope things will come eventually with more clinical experience."

Founded in 1973, ICHS is a non-profit community health center offering affordable primary medical and dental care, acupuncture, laboratory, pharmacy, behavioral health WIC, and health education services.


Gerald S October 30, 2015 at 3:02 PM  

Really nice to see this article.

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