Lewis appointed program director

Emma Lewis, B.D.S., M.B.B.S.

Emma Lewis, B.D.S., M.B.B.S., has been named director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at the University of Florida College of Dentistry effective January 2011.

Lewis brings extensive training in dentistry, medicine and surgery, and expertise in surgery education to her new position as well as experience in research; she is involved in a number of interdisciplinary research projects including implant and bisphosphonate studies.

“Dr. Lewis will help us maintain and improve on our strong national and international reputation for excellence in residency training. We look forward to benefiting from her vision and leadership as she guides our program into the future,” said Matt Dennis, D.D.S., professor and chair of the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Lewis earned her dental degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1990, and her medical degree from the University of Western Australia in 2000. She also completed her oral and maxillofacial training in 2000 through the University of Adelaide and the University of Western Australia.

She became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2002. She completed a fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery here at UF in 2002, followed by a general surgery internship at Shands UF in 2004, and then joined the college as a full time faculty member in 2005. She is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.