Roberta Pileggi, D.D.S, M.S., associate dean for Advanced and Graduate Education, and program director and chair of the UF Department of Endodontics was inducted as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Fellows of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, or PFA, are recognized as outstanding leaders in the dental profession, internationally. The PFA focuses on professionalism, integrity, and ethics worldwide, by conduct as worthy role models, by the advancement of dentistry to the highest level, by supporting and honoring colleagues for their distinguished work, research, contributions, and public service, and by providing excellence in programs, education, and leadership in oral health care.
Fellowship in the Academy is by nomination and is designed to honor past accomplishments in the field of dentistry and encourage future productivity. Professional leaders select fellows based on contributions to dental literature, service to the profession of dentistry, and service to the general community, thereby bringing credit to dentistry, are among the criteria sought in recruiting new members.
Pileggi earned her dental degree from the University Paulista in Brazil. She completed both her master’s degree and earned a certificate in endodontics at the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery.
In 2005, she completed a fellowship in education at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas at Houston. She has received numerous faculty awards including the Edward Osetek Award given by the American Association of Endodontists and she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.