Dr. Capurro has spent most of her life in Nevada and is a public health advocate who is passionate about improving the health of Nevada's vulnerable citizens. Recently, she served in the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services as Nevada's first Hispanic State Dental Health Officer, and for almost a decade, trained the next generation of clinicians as a professor, administrator, and program developer at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Capurro has received numerous prestigious awards, brings collaborative ideas to life through policy work, and has designed enterprising programs that have been featured nationally.
Dr. Capurro earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master of Public Health with a concentration in health care administration and policy, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In July, Dr. Capurro will complete a Dental Public Health Residency Program at A.T. Still University. She recently received passing scores for the written American Board of Dental Public Health exam, towards board certification in the recognized dental specialty of dental public health. Dr. Capurro enjoys taking on challenges which allow her to apply her expertise to benefit others and their health.