TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Online Dental Health Q&A

On Friday, Oct. 6, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) held its latest session of The Exam Room, a Facebook Live Q&A that invites the community to listen in and pose health questions to faculty physicians.

In recognition of National Dental Hygiene Awareness Month, El Paso dentist Richard Black, D.D.S., M.S., hosted the session. Dr. Black, who has been practicing locally for over 40 years, took questions from viewers about a wide range of topics, including crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for cheaper dental work, dental health myths and facts, and orthodontics.

Viewers also had the opportunity to compete for free TTUHSC El Paso swag by submitting a dental health question during the livestream. Leon Lerma, a former member of the Texas Tech Police Department, won an Under Armour backpack embroidered with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine logo.

Watch a recap of The Exam Room below. (video begins at 1:59)

More about Dr. Black:

Born and raised in El Paso, Dr. Black earned his Master of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. He has served as president of both the El Paso District Dental Society and the Texas Dental Association. Dr. Black joined TTUHSC El Paso in 2016 as interim dean of the forthcoming Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine.