Wynkoop appointed team leader

Wynkoop_Bonita_webBonita Wynkoop, D.D.S., has accepted an appointment as the new team leader for the predoctoral clinics in the division of general dentistry in the department of restorative dental sciences.

Effective June 3, Wynkoop will join her team leader colleagues in supervising all aspects of DMD students’ clinical activities relating to disease control, periodontal therapy, restorative dentistry, patient management, quality assurance and treatment planning. The team leaders play an integral role in transitioning dental students from the classroom and simulation laboratory to providing care to patients under faculty supervision.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Wynkoop taking on this critically important role in guiding, mentoring, and inspiring our DMD students.  Her experience in both academics and private practice uniquely qualifies her to help prepare  predoctoral students for their future careers. Please join me in congratulating and offering your support to Dr. Wynkoop as our new team leader,” said A. Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., dean.

Wynkoop first joined the college in December 2011 as a courtesy clinical assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry. In June 2012, she transitioned to part time faculty in the Division of Operative Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences and also began working in the Faculty Dental Practice. In 2014 she moved to full time status, adding the responsibility of clinic director in operative dentistry and continuing with multiple teaching activities and faculty practice.

Wynkoop earned a bachelor’s degree in health education and dental hygiene from The Ohio State University in 1985. She earned a doctorate of dental science degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas, in 1992, continuing to work as a part-time hygienist while earning her dental degree. Immediately after graduating from dental school, she purchased a small private practice in Houston which she developed into a large practice with 3,000 patients before moving to Gainesville, Florida, in 2011.