New Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Division Appointments

Two College of Dentistry faculty members have been appointed to new and challenging assignments in the college’s Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.

Congratulations to Drs. Neel Bhattacharyya and Nadim Islam on their new roles in the division:

Bhattacharyya has been at the University of Florida since 2003, is currently a tenured professor and has won numerous teaching awards throughout his career. He obtained his B.D.S. degree from the University of Calcutta in India in 1989. He completed his oral and maxillofacial pathology training and received a master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1995, and then earned his D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1997. Bhattacharyya is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Bhattacharyya recently picked up two teaching awards at the college’s Spotlight on Dental Education Day: Sustained Excellence in Teaching, voted on by a selection committee, and Basic Sciences Teacher of the Year, determined by D.M.D. student ballot.

Islam was one of five UFCD faculty members to receive a promotion this year, effective July 1. Islam completed his oral pathology training at the University of Florida College of Dentistry Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology in 2007. He held dual appointments as a research fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Craniofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Dysfunction Management.

Islam earned his B.D.S. from the University of Calcutta in India in 1989, and his D.D.S. from Indiana University in 2010 before returning to Gainesville in 2012.