Marcio Guelmann, D.D.S., a professor and chair of the UF Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and director of special projects and strategic initiatives, was inducted as a member of the board of directors for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry during their annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on May 26.
Guelmann earned his dental degree from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil, in 1984 and his certificate in pediatric dentistry is from the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1988. While in Israel, he was in private practice and part-time academics for 10 years and served as president of the Israeli Society of Pediatric Dentistry from 1995 to 1998. He joined UF in 2000, and helped with the development and implementation of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center in Naples, Florida. The program received full accreditation in 2009.
Guelmann earned his board certification in 2006, and served as examiner for the Oral Clinical Examination, or OCE, from 2009 to 2017, OCE part leader from 2016 to 2017 and as chair of the Oral Clinical Examination Subcommittee in 2018. He is a consultant and site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a fellow of the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute, and serves as executive director for the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is the author and co-author of over 50 manuscripts and book chapters, and serves as reviewer for national and international pediatric dental journals.
The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, or ABPD, was organized by the American Society of Dentistry for Children in 1940; Articles of Incorporation were signed in 1942. The mission and vision of the ABPD is to certify pediatric dentists through a voluntary examination process that continuously validates their knowledge, skills and experience for delivering quality patient outcomes.
- Leads to high-quality oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
- Provides assurance to the public that a board certified pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited specialty training.