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Welcoming three new faculty members

The University of Florida College of Dentistry welcomes three new faculty members: Alex Delgado, Luiz Gonzaga and Benjamin Schlott.

Delgado_Alex_webAlex J. Delgado, D.D.S., joined the college on June 16, 2014, as a clinical assistant professor in the Operative Division of the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences. Delgado earned his bachelor’s degree from Colegio Champagnat, Caracas, Venezuela, in 1996 and his dental degree in 2001 from Universidad Santa María, also in Caracas. In May 2014, he earned a certificate in operative dentistry from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2000 through 2008, he worked in clinical settings in Venezuela and North Carolina, and was also a teaching assistant at UNC while he was completing his residency.

He will be teaching didactic, preclinical and clinical fundamentals in restorative dentistry, and will also be active in patient care and research.

gonzagaLuiz H. Gonzoga, completed dental school at Brazil’s Catholic University of Brasilia in June 2004 and went on to specialize in periodontology and implantology at University City of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He then came to the University of Florida where he completed an oral and maxillofacial fellowship in 2010, a prosthodontics fellowship in 2011, a prosthodontics residency in June 2014 and completed his master’s in science in June 2014 with a research project titled, “Crown contamination after try in: Band strength changes.” In 2013, he won the UF College of Dentistry International Student Award.

Gonzoga joins the faculty on July 7, 2014, as a visiting clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Schlott_BenjaminBenjamin J. Schlott, M.D., D.M.D., joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on July 1, 2014, as a clinical assistant professor. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois, in 2000 and his dental degree from Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine in Alton. He spent 2004 to 2011 at the University of Florida, first earning his medical degree from the College of Medicine and then completing an internship and surgery residency in the College of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Schlott spent two years in private practice at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, before joining the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.