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Katherine Velasco, DDS

Instructor, Mentoring Program C-Director, Dental Spanish Elective Course Director, Campus Security Authority

Area of expertise

General Dentistry, Digital Dentistry, Infection Control, Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Belongings, IPECC, Leadership, Active Learning.

Katherine Velasco originally from Colombia graduated in Dentistry in 1998 from the Metropolitan University and practiced dentistry for 10 years before moving to the United States.

Dr. Velasco has a diploma in cosmetic dentistry and is certified in Digital Dentistry, Infection Control and DEIB.

Dr. Velasco has worked at Roseman as an Instructor in the Simulation clinic since 2015 and currently holds the role of Chair in Inter-Professional Education Collaboration Care at ADEA. She has participated in research activities, publications and served as a mentor to students in different areas.
In addition, Dr. Velasco loves to teach, instruct, and help students succeed in their careers, which is why they have chosen her to be the faculty advisor of two important student organizations at CODM, such as the Hispanic Dental Association. -HDA; and American Dental Educators Association- ADEA: work that she has carried out with great success in her leadership role helping the chapters to stand out at the National level.

Dr. Velasco loves reading articles related to higher education, cooking, painting, crafts, interior design and decorating, spending quality time with her family, and serving in the community.


Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
Metropolitan University

Cosmetic Dentistry
Rafael Nunez University

Certified on Placement, Reading, and evolution of Mantoux Skin Test for Tuberculosis
Salt Lake County Health Department

Certified on Digital Dentistry
Planmeca E4D

Certified on Bioclear Advance Solutions
Tacoma, WA

Certified on Infection Control
Northeast Caribbean Oral Health Resource Center
New York State Education Department Provider IC178


Member of Hispanic Dental Association – HDA
Member of American Dental Education Association – ADEA
Member of International Association for Dental Research – IADR

At Roseman:
Campus Security Authority – CSA
Member of Admission Committee CODM
Member of Student Award and Recognition Committee


“Orgullo” Award
Chapter Competition
Third Place

Honorary Mention of Honor
HDA Chapter Roseman

“Orgullo” Award
Honorary Mention of Honor to the HsDA

Faculty Advisor “Orgullo” Award
Hispanic Dental Association

“Nuestros Ninos” Award
Colgate / HDA

Teaching Subjects

-PPE and Infection Control- Teacher

– Instruction on Modern Dentistry Restorations – Bioclear method – Instructor

– Medical Spanish – “Effective communication with the Hispanic patient”. (Elective class). Teacher and Course Director.

Full time educational instruction on Restorative, Prosthodontic, Endodontic, and Pediatric Dentistry courses, in the Simulation Clinic.