Congratulations to faculty members Alex Delgado, and John Neubert who were selected as the 2015-16 Teachers of the Year for the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
Each year the sophomore, junior and senior students vote to select a teacher of the year in the basic sciences and clinical sciences categories. The winners are selected for demonstrating excellence, innovation and effectiveness in teaching of the dental sciences. The awards will be during The President’s Reception in spring 2016 where they will be honored along with other Teachers of the Year from across the UF campus. A $2,000 award and a plaque accompany this honor.
Alex Delgado, D.D.S., was selected as the 2015-16 Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year. He joined the college in June 2014 as a clinical assistant professor in the operative division of the UF department of restorative dental sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colegio Champagnat, Caracas, Venezuela, in 1996 and his dental degree in 2001 from Universidad Santa María, also in Caracas. In May 2014, he earned a certificate in operative dentistry from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He teaches didactic, preclinical and clinical fundamentals in restorative dentistry, and also practices in the college’s faculty practice and serves as the faculty advisor for the DMD class of 2018.
John Neubert, D.D.S., Ph.D., was selected as the 2015-16 Basic Sciences Teacher of the Year. Neubert graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1990 and earned his dental degree in 1994 from the University of California Los Angeles. He earned specialty certificates in orofacial pain management from UCLA in 1996 and in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from UF in 2013. He joined UF faculty in 2003 and, in addition to treating patients, he serves as the director of pre-doctoral orthodontic education. He is also an established translational researcher and his work is recognized worldwide.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. ~ Aristotle