Jean-Francois Roulet, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences and one of three Editors-in-Chief of the Stomatology Edu Journal, has accepted an invitation to be a keynote speaker at the Congress of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, March 16-19, 2017.
While abroad for the annual convention, Roulet will also receive an honorary title, Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Bucharest.
Roulet was nominated for the honorary credential by Paula Perlea, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Bucharest, and the honor is bestowed by the Senate Carol Davila Medicine and Pharmacy. Davila was the founder of medical education in Romania by establishing the National School of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1857.
Roulet earned his dental degree from the University of Bern School of Dentistry in Switzerland in 1974 and immediately began his academic teaching career as a lecturer at the University of Bern before going on to earn his Ph.D. at the University of Zürich in 1986. He has taught at institutions in Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Italy and the United States. Roulet’s experience with the University of Florida College of Dentistry started in 1989 when he was a visiting professor. He was associate dean and dean of the Dental School at Free University of Berlin, and chair of the Department of Operative and Preventative Dentistry and Endodontics at both the Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin.
For the nine years prior to joining University of Florida full time in 2011, Roulet was director of the Department of Research and Development at Ivoclar Vivadent and also served as a senior expert in Professional Services at the company. Roulet initially served as the chair of the Department of Restorative and Dental Sciences upon his arrival at UF.