The UF College of Dentistry announced the selection of two new Team Leaders for the D.M.D. Clinical Education Program: Joel Hauptman, D.D.S., and Henry “Mac” Young, D.D.S.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the new Team Leaders that were selected from an outstanding internal pool of candidates. I want to thank them for their willingness to assume these positions and continue our efforts to make our clinical education the best, developing well-rounded general dentists that leave our college with a solid background and clinical experience,” said Boyd Robinson, D.D.S., associate dean for clinical affairs.
Team Leaders are responsible for a wide variety of clinical education aspects for the DMD students including coordinating patient care management, teaching seminars, monitoring student progress towards competency and graduation requirements, team quality assurance, and screening and treatment planning for new patients.
Joel Hauptman, D.D.S., joined the college in December 2009 as a visiting clinical associate professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1960 from New York University and graduated from Columbia University in 1964 with his D.D.S.
From 1965 to 2002, Hauptman operated a general dentistry practice in Miami Beach, Fla., and also served as an assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from 1999 to 2009, and as an associate professor at the University of Miami in Miami, Fla., from 1982 to 2009. He will assume the position of Team Leader for Team 1 in Clinic 1A beginning July 1, 2010.
Henry “Mac” Young, D.D.S., joined the college in 1981 as an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and was promoted to associate professor in that department in 1987. In 2000 he moved to the Department of Operative Dentistry where he served as an associate professor. In May 2008, he was appointed interim chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry and has played a key role in assuring a smooth transition during the implementation of the Teams D.M.D. Clinical Education Model from August 2008 to today. In March 2008, he was selected by the D.M.D. students as the 2007-08 Clinical Teacher of the Year.
Young earned his bachelor’s in chemistry in 1973 from the University of Florida and earned his D.D.S. from Emory University in Atlanta in 1977. Young spent four years in private practice in Lake Butler and Alachua, Fla., before joining the college.
Young takes on his new role as Team Leader for Team 3 in Clinic 2A on the May 14, 2010.