• Atlanta GA

Emilia I. Hughes, DMD

Curriculum Vitae

Summary: Degreed candidate with extensive experience in the public health care sector in clinical, teaching, analysis, strategy planning, and client relations, with strong interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills. Energetic, professional, responsible, creative, adaptable, pleasant, team player.

 Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health – current student of EMPH program.

Work History

Work History


2009 - 2012
Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA
  • Course: Anatomy and Physiology 1611 and 1612 (lecture and laboratory). Prepared syllabus, PowerPoint presentations, online students. Kept report of attendance. Supervised preparations of specific laboratory experiments for each day and supervised students during laboratory work. Prepared, administered and graded tests, quizzes, assignments, and lab reports. Implemented varieties of teaching methods. Responsible for staying up-to-date with the latest scientific research.


2008 - 2009
Brown Mackie College, Atlanta, GA
  • Course: Human Disease. Major topics included all body systems and biological principles of health and disease.
  • Course: Medical Assisting. Major topics included medical assistant duties, clinical procedures, human anatomy and physiology.


2004 - 2007
Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL

Biology instructor for students majoring in general biology, pre-medical, and pre-dental programs

  • Course: Principles of Biology. Major topics included scientific methods, basic chemistry of life, classical and molecular genetics, cellular metabolism and photosynthesis, cellular structure and function, cellular reproduction, and a survey of selected organisms(bacteria, fungi, protozoa). Course: Human Biology and Disease. Major topics included animal cell structure and function, cell division, metabolism, aging, tissues, all body systems, and biological principles of health and disease.


Microbiology instructor for dental assistant and nursing programs.

  • Course: Microbiology for dental hygiene. Laboratory course involving experiments in microbial culture and staining techniques, disinfection, sterilization and isolation of some normal flora. Presented lectures, demonstrations and supervised students during laboratory work.

Property Manager and Sales

2000 - 2004
G. Hughes Real Estate, Panama City, FL
  • Property manager, residential sales, property administration, and management work. Responsible for banking, maintenance, supervision, marketing, and advertising. Over a four year period, responsible for increasing the profit of the company by 90%. Dealt with clients and tenants. Cooperated actively with City Commission for realization of area central sewer system project.

General Dentist

1997 - 1998
King Faisal Military Hospital, Saudi Arabia
  • Comprehensive clinical dental prophylaxis. Diagnosis and treatment of patients from Royal Saudi family and high-ranking officers in Saudi Royal Air Force.
  • Conducted practical and theoretical training for students of Oral Hygienist College.

Principal Dentist

1993 - 1997
Dental Clinics Provincial Healthcare, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Monitoring clinical trials of AIDS and TB patients, treating its pathological oral manifestations with new pharmaceutical tincture.
  • Administrative and clinical management of a public health care dental facility, supervising eight employees. Conducted monthly inventory checks and managed monthly and annual budgets. Ordered, as needed, clinical equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Worked with multidisciplinary group of researchers through planning, controlling, and evaluating phases of an international public health project addressing AIDS.
  • Helped to plan and deliver presentations and publicity campaigns, facilitated clinical services, and participated in community health assessments.
  • Actively involved in South African national program for educating and treating HIV-infected pregnant women and infants after birth. Ordered laboratory testing, provided counseling and dental treatment to chronically ill patients with AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, and disabled patients in an eastern region of Johannesburg.
  • Actively interacted with colleagues from “Doctors Without Borders” throughout Africa.
  • Designed and conducted operational research to improve effectiveness of primary oral health care programs. Coordinated the establishment and functioning of a public dental clinic in an extremely poor area, providing primary dental care and oral and general health education. Supplied free toothpaste and tooth brushes for 3, 000 children.
  • As a principal dentist, I attended various meetings and conferences in connection with health care service programs, and was heavily involved in organizational matters and long-range planning.
  • Planned, effectively implemented, monitored, and evaluated fluoridation campaigns that impacted approximately 3 million people in both suburban and rural areas.
  • Contributed to the public oral health education program of Johannesburg by preparing a play, writing pamphlets, and actively participating in the National Oral Health week.
  • Held meetings with representatives from corporations such as" Oral B"," 3M"," Colgate”,“ Dental Equipment" and others on a monthly basis to review new products and equipment.
  • Supervised a community-based program that monitored the oral health of people living in retirement homes.


1982 - 1992
Dentist and Specialist in Dentistry, Government Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Broad experience in clinical dentistry and government public health with emphasis in administrative and financial management. Responsible for annual budget of $200,000.00. Actively involved in a national program for oral health disease control and prevention.
  • Member of a team that initiated oral public health assessment in the city of Sofia and designed a program for fluoridation of drinking water for the entire city, received government grants, and implemented the program. In the following two years, made observations, collected data, developed interagency programmatic strategies, and reported positive results.



  • Emory Rollins school of public health – current student of EMPH program
  • General Evaluation Report, Ref. No: 95867R/JYS from ECE, Inc. to establish USA Degree equivalency of Dental degree / DMD/.
  • Specialty in General Dentistry and Stomatology, No. 30284, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Dental Degree No. 001838, Sofia , Bulgaria.

Computer Skills and Languages

  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Access), Blackboard, /iCollege/, Web Design.
  • Fluent in verbal and written English, Bulgarian, and Russian; beginner in French.


Additional Training

  • 1997- ISO 9001 quality management accreditation project, Armed Forces Hospitals Program, Saudi Arabia.
  • 1995 - Management course, Public Health Department, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 1990 - Maxillo-Facial and Plastic Surgery course, MMA, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Published Work

  • Scientific research: "Medico-Biological problems in Forensic Stomatology", National Bulgarian Medical Journal.
  • Journal articles, medical educational articles, short stories published in Bulgarian media.


Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Dentist, Bulgaria, at present.
  • Registered Dentist, South Africa Medical Dental Council, No. 0058238, 1993 to 2000.
  • Member of Dental Health Education and Preventive Committee, Johannesburg, S. Africa, from 1993 to 1997.
  • Member of National Youth Commission of Bulgaria Red Cross, from 1980 to 1989.
  • Member of the International Organization of Journalists, International Press Card # 225.


  • Whitworth William C. (Kit), BS, MPH

  Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  (404) 639-8876, wcw2@cdc.gov

  • Andrew J. Penniman, Ph.D.

  Professor of Biology, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus, Dunwoody, GA
  (770) 274-5065, Andrew.penniman@gpc.edu

  • Kia Renee Padgett, RN

  EMPH student, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  (404) 218-4204, kiapadgett@gmail.com