Pedo Residents Perfect on Qualifying Examination

The UF College of Dentistry’s pediatric residents are shining again. Congratulations to the college’s 10 pediatric residents in the Class of 2019 who turned in a perfect 100 percent pass rate on the Qualifying Examination, or QE, of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, or ABPD, to wrap up their residencies at UFCD this summer.

pedo residents QE

The QE is one examination of the two-part certification process for Diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The examination is designed to generate evidence toward validation of the individual’s advanced training in pediatric dentistry. The QE must be successfully completed prior to registering for the Oral Clinical Examination.

“We are all very proud of our residents and wish them continued success in their careers,” Abi Adewumi, B.D.S., FDSRCS, clinical associate professor, residency program director and director of hospital dentistry in the UFCD Department of Pediatric Dentistry said. “I am also very grateful to our incredible faculty members for their dedication and commitment to the education of our residents.”

Five completed their residencies in Naples at UFCD’s NCEF Pediatric Dental Center on the Florida SouthWestern State College campus serving children in Collier County and surrounding areas, and five residents completed their certificates at the college’s home base in Gainesville in the Dr. Robert E. Primosch Clinical Education Center in pediatric dentistry.

NCEF Pediatric Dental Center Residents


Dr. Hannah Frebel

khusbu patel

Dr. Khusbu Patel

alex thanh

Dr. Alex Thanh

michelle thomas

Dr. Michelle Lee Thomas

jonathan wyble

Dr. Jonathan Wyble

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Residents

walmir dacosta

Dr. Walmir Da Costa

nikki darbani

Dr. Nikki Darbani

annikka thomas

Dr. Annikka Frostad-Thomas

alicia moore

Dr. Alicia Moore

maxwell rudie

Dr. Maxwell Rudie