Dr. Lea Hachem is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Pre-doctoral Division of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. Dr. Hachem received her Doctor in Dental Surgery Degree at Université Saint Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon. She then moved to Boston and earned her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology and Master of Science in Oral Biology at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Hachem is a Board-Certified Periodontist. She started her academic career as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Over the years, Dr. Hachem served on several institutional, local, and national committees including Faculty Council and University Council at Boston University, the Executive Board of Massachusetts dental society Boston District and Faculty advisor for the American Association for Women Dentists. She is currently serving as elected Vice Chair of Predoctoral Directors Organization of the American Academy of Periodontology and Secretary of the Women in Leadership Section of the American Dental Education Association.
In 2019, Dr. Hachem received the “10 Under Ten Award” from the Massachusetts Dental Society awarded to dentists that have made or are making a significant contribution to the profession, the community and organized dentistry.