Rosalia Rey, D.D.S., a team leader in the division of pre-doctoral general dentistry in the department of restorative dental sciences, was invited to serve on the Academic Medicine/Dentistry Curriculum Committee for the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). She was asked to serve because of her demonstrated dedication to diversity in medicine. The committee is sponsored by the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Inc. and hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges and ADEA.
The committee is responsible for developing academic dentistry career development workshops for dental and hygienist students and academic career development workshops for undifferentiated college students. Meetings begin on April 21 in conjunction with the joint Annual Conference of the Hispanic Dental Association and the National Hispanic Medical Association in Washington, D.C.
Rey earned her dental degree from the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano in Bogotá in 1982 and completed a two-year orthodontic course for general practitioners in 1986 at the Institute for Graduate Dentists in New York.
She maintained a private practice for a number of years, focusing on orthodontics and family care in Colombia. After completing the UF Internationally Educated Dentists Program, she practiced in Central Florida from 1998-2007. She now practices in Faculty Practice at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. In addition to teaching at UFCD, Dr. Rey has served as an Assistant Professor in the Prosthodontic Department at the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano.
Her professional interests include dental management of medically compromised patients, implant restorations and pediatric dentistry.