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Dr. Carol Morales

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Dentist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Yellow
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/11/1945
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Dentist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Yellow
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/11/1945
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

A lifelong resident of Harlem, New York, Dr. Carol S. Morales was born, reared and educated in the community where she continues to work as a dentist and give back through volunteering.

After graduating from Washington Irving High School, Morales attended the City College of New York, receiving a degree in biological sciences. While completing her undergraduate coursework, Morales worked as a dental assistant in the office she now owns with her husband, Dr. Enrique Riggs. She received professional training from Howard University's College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., where she earned the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award. After completing her residency in the Bronx, she has operated her own dental practice in Harlem since 1980.

Morales has been active in the community she calls home. She was selected to participate in a pilot project under the aegis of the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation aimed at providing technical and business consulting to small businesses in Harlem. Additionally, she has worked with the Ice Hockey Program in Harlem, the Links Scholarship and Benefit Committee, and the Links Reading Project. Morales has also worked with the Links' Day Of The African Child Project, part of the International Trends Committee. She continues to participate in a number of professional associations, including the National Dental Society. Morales and her husband have been married since 1983.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. Carol Morales' interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Carol Morales lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her mother's family ancestry
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her father's family ancestry and migration to Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Carol Morales recalls her earliest childhood memories in Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Carol Morales recalls the sights, sounds, and smells of Harlem, New York in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Carol Morales describes her relationships with her younger siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Carol Morales remembers throwing rent parties and attending St. Phillips Episcopal Church of New York on Sundays
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her early academic interests in math and sciences
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Carol Morales remembers traveling to St. Kitts with her aunt at sixteen years old
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her elementary school experience at P.S. 184
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her experience at James Fenimore Cooper Junior High School in New York City
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Dr. Carol Morales remembers the influence of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and others in Harlem, New York in the 1950s
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Dr. Carol Morales describes her experience at Washington Irving High School in New York City
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Dr. Carol Morales explains her decision to go to the City College of New York and major in chemistry
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her decision to pursue a career in dentistry
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her mentor in dentistry, Dr. Marcus Moore
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Carol Morales describes joining Dr. Marcus Moore's private practice as a dental assistant
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Carol Morales describes traveling abroad before going to dental school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Carol Morales describes her experience in the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about notable faculty at Howard University including HistoryMaker James E. Cheek and Dr. Jeanne Sinkford
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Carol Morales describes returning to Harlem, New York where she joined Dr. Marcus Moore's dental practice
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Carol Morales remembers an experience when a patient refused her treatment because she was female
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about how she and her husband HistoryMaker Dr. Enrique Riggs met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about what she learned under the instruction of Dr. Marcus Moore
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about developing trends in the cosmetic dentistry at the time of her interview
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Dr. Carol Morales reflects on Dr. Marcus Moore's transition out of her dental practice
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her husband HistoryMaker Dr. Enrique Riggs joining her at her dental practice
  • Tape: 2 Story: 14 - Dr. Carol Morales recalls the history of her private practice
  • Tape: 2 Story: 15 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her involvement with the New York County Dental Society
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Carol Morales explains how she and her husband balance their personal and professional relationship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about how the emergence of the HIV/AIDS virus affected the dental industry
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about the importance of establishing healthy relationships with her patients
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Carol Morales explains what makes her dental practice a successful business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about developing trends and modern technology in dentistry
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about her involvement in the Links, Incorporated
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Carol Morales speaks about her civic involvement in Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Carol Morales describes the community in Westchester County, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Carol Morales talks briefly about her relationship with her mother
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Dr. Carol Morales talks about redevelopment and gentrification in Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Dr. Carol Morales considers what she would like to do that she has never done
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Dr. Carol Morales reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Dr. Carol Morales shares advice for married couples