Rafael Lorenzana, notable for his defense of the Constitution and of the democratic system of the country, he passed away this day as it transpired in political and social circles.
Lorenzana, whose cause of death is unknown, was a staunch defender of the institutions in El Salvador, he also spoke out against corruption in repeated spaces and criticized the lack of policies that benefit the most vulnerable Salvadoran population.
Lorenzana practiced general practice with a special focus on oral surgery and Prosthodontics between 1974 and 1979.
In early 1979, he continued his studies in Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and later at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Prosthodontics is that branch of dentistry that is responsible for returning the function, anatomy, phonation and altered aesthetics of the stomatognathic apparatus as a result of the loss of one or more teeth.
In 1982, he was appointed adjunct professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, a position he held for six years. Also, he earned his second dental degree as a dental surgeon at Baylor College of Dentistry. He opened his private practice in the prestigious Highland Park area of Dallas, where he practiced for seven years.
At the end of the 80s he obtained the most prestigious diploma from the American Board of Prosthodontics, which accredits him as an expert in prosthodontics in the United States of America.
Dr. Lorenzana’s research was published in numerous renowned international journals. He has participated as a speaker at various conferences around the world in relation to medical tourism.
In 1992, he returned to El Salvador and practiced in private practice, founding the renowned Lorenzana & Dental Associates dental clinic.