Theresa Joy Furbert
BACKGROUND: 40 years in the dental Industry
- Boston University – Associate Degree Dental Assistant
- The University of Minnesota – Dental Anesthesiology Training
- Howard University – Certificate in Dental Hygiene.
IN HER WORDS: “Community is important to me. After the US base closed down, and with it, its 150 chair dental clinic, I sought permission to create a dental clinic for Extended Care Unit patients at the KEMH. It was my baby, I built it from scratch, and knew every pipe and water line because I engineered it. I joined Dr. Vincent Bridgewater, the founder of Davinci Dental, in 1990 and he accepted my request to serve as overseer of my clinic. I was later honoured with a Queen’s Honour for my work as the first Black Bermudian to found a dental clinic at the hospital.”