Marcio Guelmann, D.D.S., professor and chair of the department of pediatric dentistry, has been appointed interim associate dean for clinical affairs and quality beginning July 1. Guelmann is replacing Carol Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., who steps down on June 30 after three years serving in the position.
“I am very pleased that Dr. Guelmann has accepted this appointment. Dr. Guelmann’s extensive academic and clinical experience, and his 17 years of service with the college, make him an excellent choice to oversee our school’s clinical needs,” said A. Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., dean of the college.
Guelmann earned his dental degree in 1984 from the Federal University of Parana in Brazil and then completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine-Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Israel. In 1999, he came to UF to complete a fellowship in the department of pediatric dentistry before joining the faculty in 2000 as an assistant professor. In 2005, he was appointed chair of the department and also served as residency program director from 2011 to 2014. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2006.
His associate dean responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of patient care and clinical operations within the college, and working closely with all academic departments and ensuring that patient care is delivered in an effective, safe environment that promotes the highest quality care for patients and the highest quality education for our predoctoral and graduate students. In addition, Guelmann will be responsible for assuring that the college remains compliant with all federal and state regulations relating to health, safety, patient billing, and patient privacy.
“There are aspects of this associate dean position that touch all areas of the college’s mission of education, research and patient care. I am confident that Dr. Guelmann will ensure that the college maintains the excellent reputation in these areas that he, and others, have established through the years,” Garcia said.