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Third-Year Residents

Dr. Leah R. Strange

Dr. Leah R. Strange

  • Hometown: Brownstown, Indiana/Ocala, Florida
  • College: Purdue University
  • Dental School: University of Florida
  • Future plans: Private Practice
  • Hobbies: Being a mommy, spending time with family, and sports
  • Email: lwischmeier-strange@dental.ufl.edu

Dr. Mary R. Kuhns

Dr. Mary R. Kuhns

  • Hometown: Melbourne, Florida
  • College: University of Florida
  • Dental School: University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Future plans: Practicing in Florida
  • Hobbies: Golf, Traveling, Hiking, Water sports, Biking
  • Email: mrauth@dental.ufl.edu

Dr. Rick A. Rasmussen

Dr. Rick A. Rasmussen

  • Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
  • College: University of Florida
  • Dental School: Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine
  • Future plans: Partner at Implant & Periodontal Therapy in Tampa, Fla.
  • Hobbies: Boating, Weight lifting, Sports, Fishing, Friends and Family
  • Email: rrasmussen@dental.ufl.edu

Second-Year Residents

Dr. Jeffrey Brown

Dr. Jeffrey Brown

  • Hometown:  Columbus, IN
  • College: Indiana University, B.S.
  • Masters Degree:  IUPUI, M.S.
  • Dental School: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.
  • Future Plans:  Private practice and academia
  • Hobbies:  Golf, fishing, boating, Indiana University basketball (#themovement) and anything else to be with family and friends

Email: jbrown09@ufl.edu

Dr. Justin C. Craighead

Dr. Justin C. Craighead

  • Hometown: Weeki Wachee, FL
  • College: University of Florida BS in Business Administration 2004
  • Dental School: Boston University Doctor of Dental Medicine 2008 Cum Laude; Boston University of Advanced Education in General Dentistry 2009; University of Florida Fellowship in Prosthodontics 2010; University of Florida Certificate in Prosthodontics 2013; University of Florida Masters of Science in Prosthodontics 2013; International Congress of Oral Implantology Fellowship 2013
  • Future Plans: Private practice in Florida and part time academic
  • Hobbies: Golf
  • Email: jcraighead@dental.ufl.edu

Dr. Florin-Alexandru Podaru

Dr. Florin-Alexandru Podaru

  • Hometown: Montreal, QC
  • Dental School: University of Montreal – Faculty of Dental Medicine
  • GPR: Jewish General Hospital – McGill University
  • Future plans: Private practice, Courtesy faculty and CE lecturer
  • Hobbies: Water-polo & swimming, Reading, Cinema, Tennis
  • Email: fpodaru@dental.ufl.edu

First-Year Residents

Dr. Christie L. Eastman

Dr. Christie L. Eastman

  • Hometown: Bradenton, FL
  • College: Rollins College, BA
  • Dental School: University of Florida College of Dentistry, D.M.D.
  • Future Plans: Practice at Eastman Periodontics in Bradenton, FL
  • Hobbies: Family, traveling, sports boating
  • Email: ceastman@dental.ufl.edu

Dr. Todd M. Jenny

Dr. Todd M. Jenny

  • Hometown: Orange County, California
  • College: UCI, B.S.
  • Dental School: UCLA
  • Future plans: Private practice and academia
  • Hobbies: Video games, chess, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
  • Email: tjenny@dental.ufl.edu

Dr. David I. Lipton

Dr. David I. Lipton

  • Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
  • College: University of Michigan, B.S.
  • Dental School: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, D.D.S.
  • AEGD: University of Florida
  • Future plans: Private practice and academia
  • Hobbies: University of Michigan football and basketball, skiing, soccer, golf and traveling
  • Email: dlipton@dental.ufl.edu

Interns

Dr. Fabiana Gruber

Dr. Fabiana Gruber

Dr. Rajaa Mohammed Mashhour

Dr. Rajaa Mohammed Mashhour

  • Hometown: Saudi Arabia
  • College: King Abdulaziz University
  • Dental School: King Abdulaziz University, D.D.S.
  • Future plans: Academic and private practice
  • Hobbies: Being a Mom and cooking
  • Email: RMashhour@dental.ufl.edu