Michael Cellitti, D.D.S., M.S., recently joined the faculty of the UF College of Dentistry having retired from 32 years in private pediatric dental practice in Minnesota. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is now serving on staff at the college’s NCEF Pediatric Dental Clinic in Naples, which opened in December 2008.
Cellitti received his bachelor’s degree in 1970 from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. In 1974 he earned his D.D.S. from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in Chicago, and his master’s in pediatric dentistry from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis.
Cellitti joined a group practice, Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates, in 1976 when he was one of three dentists in the group. When he retired, the practice had grown to eight dentists with four offices in the St. Paul, Minn., area. He also served as part-time faculty in the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry in their pediatric dental clinic and taught both undergraduate and graduate dental students, mostly in a clinical setting.
Cellitti timed his departure from the North well. The average high for February in his old hometown is 30F and the average low is 13F. Whereas Naples, Fla., enjoys an average high of 76F and a low of 54F in February. Welcome to the University of Florida, Dr. Cellitti!