Charmaine Ng

  • Oakland, California



Name of Practice:

Alameda Health System


DMD, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Why She Was Nominated:

Her tireless dedication to public health and the underserved. The recipient of the 2020 Lucy Hobbs Project Woman to Watch Award worked as the dental director of a tribal health clinic before coming to HealthRIGHT360 as its founding dental director. At this community health center, she established an integrated dental program that serves the homeless and others in need in the Bay Area. As the current chief chair of dentistry at Alameda Health System, Dr. Ng oversees a general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery program in a Level 1 trauma center hospital and a pediatric clinic.


“Having great mentors in my life has inspired me to pay it forward and mentor the next generation of dentists. My hope is that these future dentists will find a way to give back because they’ve witnessed how having access to care can make a huge impact on this patient population.”

Impact of the Pandemic:

“I work in a hospital system that even before the pandemic was used to seeing many dental emergencies every day, so we may have been busier than private offices during this time. Dental providers and staff are the unspoken heroes of this pandemic. We cannot change the fact that we work inside the mouth and that our profession is one of the most high-risk for contracting this virus. While the pandemic has put a strain on our profession as a whole, it behooves us to look at our practices and find innovative ways to safely meet our patients’ needs.”


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