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Alumni Update: Ashley (Orchard) Hoders, DMD, MSD

DMD Class of 2007

Ashley Hoders has spent most of the years since graduating from dental school working on furthering her education. After she earned her dental degree, she completed advanced training in general dentistry at the Baltimore College of Dentistry in Maryland. She practiced general dentistry for a couple of years in Maryland and then returned to school for post-graduate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she became the sixth graduate and first woman to complete this dual specialty program, receiving certificates in Prosthodontics and Periodontology, as well as an MSD degree.

She recently became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. She is currently a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Periodontology, and the American Dental Association. She has published in the areas of dental implants, esthetic dentistry, and women’s health. Dr. Hoders joined Dr. Jim Janakievski in private practice in Tacoma, Washington.

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From left, Monet Duckworth’s parents Melvin and Lureen Samuel; Dr. Monet Duckworth and her husband, Julius.

Alumni Update: Monet Ducksworth, DMD

It seems like the members of the DMD Class of 2011 just graduated but Monet Ducksworth is just one example that proves these “recent” grads are already out there, changing our world for the better.

In June 2016, she received the Outstanding Community Health Center Dentist of the Year Award from the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association. The award is in recognition of her work with the Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc., at Hattiesburg Community Dental Center, where she’s worked since graduating from the UF College of Dentistry. She and her husband, Julius Ducksworth, are raising two sons, Donovan, 6, and Logan, 2.

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Alumni Update: James G. Wilson, DMD

DMD Class of 1993 graduate James Wilson continued his dental education by following up with a fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery, an AEGD and a periodontics residency.

Today he has a periodontology practice in Tampa where he and his wife, Casey, are raising their sons Palmer (8), Justice (11), Chancellor (12), and Nick (18). He recently completed his sixth year serving as a trustee for the American Academy of Periodontology and is president-elect of the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration.You can learn more about Dr. Wilson’s current practice on his website.


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Dental Fall Weekend

Don’t miss our annual Dental Fall Weekend in Fall 2017. The dates are still To Be Decided but we’ll share more information when we have it. More information here.



fdc2 Florida Dental Convention

June 22-24, 2017



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