CHARMAINE NG, DMD
WOMAN TO WATCH AWARD
As the Founding Dental Director for HealthRIGHT360 in San Francisco, California, Dr. Charmaine Ng created a program to meet the needs of the underserved in her community. Dr. Ng developed a whole-body, integrated care approach that utilized the dental, medical, medical assisted therapy (MAT), and behavioral health services on site. As an undergraduate student at University of California San Diego, she dedicated efforts with a student-run free dental clinic, and this passion for service led her to A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health to pursue a career in dentistry. By engaging in local community health committees and the San Francisco Dental Society, she gathered data and assessed the needs of the community to expand HealthRIGHT360’s clinical site to children who have limited access to care. Most of her patients are experiencing homelessness or struggling with barriers to healthcare; she aims to restore tooth function and self-confidence through dentistry, while providing integrated care. Dr. Ng is an American College of Dentists’ Fellow 2019.