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Class of 2009 Alumni Update: Barak Wray, D.M.D.

Published: March 28th, 2012

Category: Alumni, News

Barak Wray, D.M.D.He’s in the Navy now: Barak Wray, D.M.D., who earned his degree in 2009, is currently serving the U.S. Armed Forces as a Navy officer.
 
Wray joined the Navy after graduating from dental school and is a lieutenant stationed with Seabee Battalion 133, based in Gulfport, Mississippi.  The battalion recently returned from a nine-month deployment to Okinawa, Japan. During that deployment, he participated in a humanitarian mission to Malaysia where he and others provided dental treatment to local people who don’t have access to dental care. During the mission trip, Wray also gave a presentation to U.S. military leaders in the area about dental service support during Seabee deployments.
 
After his two-year tour with Seabee Battalion 133 ends in July 2012, Wray will begin a Periodontics Residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
 
We are proud of everything he is doing to serve our U.S. military men and women.

Editor’s note: If you have alumni news and photos you’d like to share with the college, please email to Karen Rhodenizer: krhodenizer@dental.ufl.edu

Wray with the battalion chaplain, medical office and chief warrant officer

Change of Command – From left: Wray is shown with the battalion chaplain, medical office and chief warrant officer during a change of command.

Swimming with the sharks

Swimming with the sharks – Wray, center, had a chance to swim with whale sharks that are raised in huge underwater pens off the coast of Okinawa.