UF College of Dentistry clinical assistant professor Andrew Corsaro, D.M.D., M.S., has been appointed the Director of Screening and Patient Services at the college, effective December 20.
In his new administrative role, Corsaro will assist Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Quality Panos Zoidis, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., with oversight of the screening clinic and management of patient services in the TEAMS predoctoral clinics. Corsaro’s new role serves to increase efficacy in patient screening and assignment, as well as to enhance patient services and satisfaction in the TEAMS clinic environment.
Among many initiatives in the director role, Corsaro will monitor patient safety reports and oversee safety-related aspects of the TEAMS clinic surveillance program to ensure compliance with infection prevention and documentation of safety and privacy protocols. Corsaro has been serving as chair of the UF College of Dentistry Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance (CAQA) shared governance committee, and he’ll continue to serve on the CAQA Committee and the Clinical Quality Improvement Team subcommittee.
Corsaro joined the UFCD faculty in 2018 in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences Division of General Dentistry. A team leader, Corsaro’s primary responsibility has been teaching predoctoral students in the clinical setting, as well as providing didactic and preclinical teaching, while also providing care for patients in the college’s faculty practice. He has additionally served as an assistant to the associate dean for clinical affairs and quality the last several years, helping oversee and manage clinic-related concerns, operations and special projects.
Corsaro earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and biology in 2007 from Binghamton University in New York and his master’s in biomedical science in 2009 from Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida. He then earned his dental degree from the UF College of Dentistry in 2013.
After graduation, Corsaro worked at Anderson Dental in West Palm Beach, Florida, from 2013 to 2018, and was a senior dentist at the Florida Department of Corrections in Sanderson, Florida, before joining the college.
Corsaro is also a captain in the Florida Army National Guard, serving as a dentist overseeing diagnosis and dental classification and readiness for more than 5,000 Florida Army National Guard members.