Pacific University students from the College of Optometry, the School of Occupational Therapy and the School of Dental Hygiene provided care to clients of Project Homeless Connect in Hillsboro last week.
Wilber Ramirez-Rodriguez, RDH, BSDH
Wilber Ramírez-Rodríguez is a licensed dental hygienist in the state of Oregon and Washington and has been a licensed dentist in Perú since 2001. Prior to moving to the United States, Wilber completed his bachelor in stomatology and graduated as doctor in dental surgery. He worked as a public health dentist in rural areas of Perú and volunteered for the Peruvian Red Cross and Doctor Without Boarders for many years. He received his dental hygiene degree at Pacific University in 2010. In August 2010, Wilber became an adjunct faculty in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies at Pacific University. In 2013, he became the first co-faculty in conjunction with Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. In 2017, he was appointed to manage the Smile Care Everywhere program and promoted to assistant professor. In his current position, Wilber works as the Dental Outreach Coordinator, managing all of the outreach clinics. Wilber is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Education Association, Mobile Health Care Association, and the Hispanic Dental Association.
As a student, Wilber received the Achievement in Community Dentistry and Public Health Award by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. In 2013 he received the Emerging Leader Award during the 2013 Billi Odegaard Public Health Genius Award by the Oregon Public Health Institute. Wilber was also honored with the Neil Kelly Community Service Award by St. Andrews Catholic Church in 2015.
BS in Dental Hygiene, Pacific University, 2010
BS in stomatology, Inca Garcilaso University, Lima, Peru, 1998