“I enjoy when I am able to share my native language and culture with my patients that otherwise might not receive the dental care they need,” states Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt of Mint Springs Dentistry.
Mason City, Iowa (PRWEB)
May 31, 2017
According to the Hispanic Dental Association, there is an extreme shortage of Hispanic dentists available to deliver dental care to a historically underrepresented minority in the United States – namely Hispanics. This shortage is all the more alarming due to the disproportionate nature of practicing Hispanic dentists and Hispanic individuals applying to, attending, and graduating from dental schools across the nation.
Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt is one of the few dentists in the entire State of Iowa who speaks Spanish and English fluently and the only one, outside of the University of Iowa, that grew up in a Spanish speaking country. The ability to speak English and Spanish fluently, growing up in a Hispanic culture and being an excellent dentist provides her patients a truly comprehensive dental care experience.
Spanish speaking patients routinely express their gratitude throughout their dental care to Dr. Cruz-Orcutt on how comforting it is to have a dentist that not only speaks their language but also understands their background and culture.
“I enjoy when I am able to share my native language and culture with patients that otherwise might not receive the dental care they need,” states Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt of Mint Springs Dentistry. “I understand there is a disparity among Hispanic patients being able to have access to care and I want to make sure they know I am here to provide the dental care they need and ensure that they feel comfortable at the same time.”
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr Noemi Cruz-Orcutt…