Gabriela Morales, RDH, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Gabriela also known as “Gaby” was born in Laredo, and was inspired to become a dental hygienist after shadowing and working as a dental assistant at Gentle Family & Implant Dentistry of Laredo. Gabriela began her college education at TAMIU, where she was part of the honor roll program while being a member of community enriching organizations such as FLO (Freshmen Leadership Organization) and Big Brother Big Sister TAMIU.
While in dental hygiene school, she was one of four dental hygiene students selected to serve the Laredo community during rotation in order to help patients, practice improve her clinical skills in the field. It was always important for Gabriela to be an excellent student, she made it to graduation with honors and respect from the dental community. Her dream has always been to return to Laredo to become a part of her community’s dental society and work alongside her family. A huge motivation for Gabriela as a dental hygienist is being able to educate her patients by sharing the knowledge she acquired during her years as a student, knowing that it can save smiles and prevent oral disease.
Besides being a dental hygienist, Gabriela likes to spend time with her family and friends, some of her favorite things to do include dancing, cooking, and traveling.
She also participated in many events being part of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association.