Meet Dr. Teresita V. Hernandez
Dr. Teresita, or Teri as her colleagues call her, graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (LSUSD) in 1988 with her general dentistry degree. She was honored to receive the General Dentistry Award granted to top students in Dental Clinics. She also received other awards, including Best Female Dentist Award, Geriatric Dentistry Award, and the American Association of Dental Research Award (AADR).
During her 4 years at LSUSD, she performed neuroscience research, winning several fellowships and awards from NIH, and published several publications of direct connections in brain stem involved with dental pain reception. In 2001, she won the prestigious National Women History Month Award in the medical-dental field, presented to her by the mayor of New Orleans.