Samantha Jordan

Dr. Samantha Jordan

Instructor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Part-time
Samantha Jordan

Dr. Samantha Jordan is the Oral Health Director at Health Care For All. Dr. Jordan is a board-certified dental public health specialist with clinical experience in community health centers and private practice. Her work focuses on advancing oral health equity through health policy and advocacy. Her efforts are aimed at improving the Massachusetts health system to reflect the reality that oral health is essential to overall health and well-being.

Dr. Jordan practices as a general dentist at the Alliance Dental Center in Quincy, MA (the incubator clinic for value-based oral health care for the Massachusetts Public Employees Fund). Prior to her current roles, she served as Chief of Dental at Lowell Community Health Center in Lowell, MA. As Chief, she sought to leverage the unique potential of community health centers to promote oral health equity and develop best practices for oral health integration. She launched an integrated oral health program, including the construction of a 13-chair dental clinic, to expand much-needed access to high-quality, affordable oral health care.

 

Dr. Jordan earned her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Certificate in Dental Public Health from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In addition, she trained at the National Institutes of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellow.

Dr. Jordan has won numerous honors and awards, including the James M. Dunning Award for Overall Achievement in Research Training in Public Health Dentistry, the Herschel S. Horowitz scholarship from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the Tufts Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service, and the MassHealth Access Program scholarship.

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