Deeba Kashtwari, B.D.S., M.S., a clinical assistant professor in the University of Florida Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, was appointed program director for the UF Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Residency Program effective June 10, 2018. She has served as interim program director since August 2016.
“Dr. Kashtwari has done an outstanding job as an interim program director since 2016 and I have every confidence in her ability to continue sustaining the excellence for which the UF Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Program has become known,” said A. Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H., dean.
As program director, Kashtwari’s responsibilities include administration; development and implementation of the curriculum plan and goals; ongoing evaluation of the program content, faculty teaching and resident performance; evaluation of student/resident training and supervision in affiliated institutions and off-site service rotations when applicable; educational records maintenance; resident selection, promotion and/or dismissal; and clinical and educational outcomes assessment.
Kashtwari joined the college in July 2014 and shortly thereafter earned Diplomate status of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in January 2015.
She represents the college in the human use of radioisotopes and radiation committee as well as serves on the college’s Advanced Education Faculty Committee and is the Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance subcommittee chair for Radiation Safety and Quality Assurance. She has also been appointed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation as a site visitor for advanced education in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
Kashtwari worked in several private practice settings before continuing her education in North Carolina, where she served as a teaching assistant for four years during her studies.
In addition to being the division director and the program director for Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Kashtwari is involved in predoctoral and graduate dental education, as well as radiology’s faculty practice. She also participates in clinical research and serves as the Radiation Safety Officer for UFCD.