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TV20 airs story about dental screenings

Published: Oct 24th, 2014

We were proud to see the Alachua County oral health surveillance program featured on TV20′s health segment Oct. 23. The program is in its fourth year and has been successful […]

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New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Florida

Published: Sep 17th, 2014

New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile […]

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Pediatric dental resident Jimmy Lapnawan one of two who helped save a woman’s life

Published: Sep 14th, 2014

Jimmy Lapnawan, 29, is a first-year resident in the UF College of Dentistry’s pediatric dental program. He was one of two local citizens who helped save a woman’s life on […]

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Adewumi wins national award, appointed program director

Published: Aug 26th, 2014

Congratulations to Abi Adewumi, B.D.S., F.D.S.R.C.S. (Eng), M.Ped., DentRSC (Eng), who was recently appointed Residency Program Director for the University of Florida Department of Pediatric Dentistry and received an award […]

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Faculty promotions & appointments

Published: Jun 26th, 2014

University of Florida College of Dentistry faculty members, Roger Fillingim, Ph.D., and Marcio Guelmann, D.D.S., were promoted by the university effective July 1, 2014, and James Pettigrew, D.M.D., who retires […]

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DMD Students Deliver Lessons in a Lunch Box to Elementary School

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

On Feb. 12 and 13, in recognition of Children’s Dental Health Month, a group of University of Florida dental students and faculty visited 240 first and second grade students at […]

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Special Smiles for the Special Olympics

Published: Mar 26th, 2014

Each year, we can count on one event to bring special smiles to the faces of participants and volunteers alike – the Special Smiles Program of the Special Olympics. The […]

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Naples Pediatric Graduate Senge Wins Richard Pugh Award

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

Jennifer Senge, D.M.D., earned the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3 percent nationally during the 2013 American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) Qualifying Examination. In […]

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United Way of NCF launches crowdfunding site to help fund oral health program

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

Too many children in Florida have difficulty accessing dental care and that includes those in Alachua County where a 2013 Third Grade Dental Survey showed that over 50 percent of […]

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Tomar presents to city commission on kids’ oral health

Published: Jan 18th, 2014

On Dec. 19, 2013, Scott Tomar, D.M.D., M.P.H., Dr.PH., went before the Gainesville City Commission to present the findings of this year’s Alachua County Third Grade Oral Health Screening and […]