Welcoming New Faculty: Bryan Smallwood

Dr. Bryan Smallwood
Dr. Bryan Smallwood

After spending three months as adjunct faculty, Gator Dentist alumnus Bryan Smallwood, D.M.D., M.P.H., C.P.H., joined the UF College of Dentistry’s Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science on November 10 as a clinical assistant professor. Smallwood spends a majority of his time providing clinical care and supervising dental hygienists and senior dental students during their Marion County Health Department clinical rotations as they care for patients who need emergency care, general dental care or hygiene services.

Smallwood is also instructing dental students and residents in both didactic and clinical settings in pediatric dentistry, and community dentistry and behavioral science courses.

Smallwood graduated from Florida State University in 2007 with his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with a minor in chemistry and earned his master’s degree in public health with an epidemiology concentration in 2010 from UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions, or PHHP. He passed the Certified in Public Health exam in 2011 and went on to complete four years of graduate studies in epidemiology at PHHP and the UF College of Medicine before starting dental school at UFCD.

Smallwood earned his dental degree with the DMD Class of 2022 and followed that with a general practice residency last year at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, and he also has over a decade of public health service with a focus in epidemiology, as well as experience as a medical assistant at two dermatology practices. He served as a data manager at UF for two years during his graduate studies in epidemiology, creating a data dictionary and completing data analysis and preparation of scientific manuscripts and posters. He also has experience as a lab manager at Brevard Community College and as an adjunct professor and lab manager at Santa Fe College where he managed the biology, microbiology, chemistry and anatomy labs – all before dental school.

He has prior teaching experience at Santa Fe College and was a teaching assistant at UF while completing his master’s degree. Smallwood has a wide research repertoire spanning various public health and biomedical research topics, and he’s published twice in the American Journal of Public Health and the Public Library of Science One mega journal.

Smallwood’s work in the community is extensive and impressive, from serving as a research assistant in the biomedical research lab at Kennedy Space Center, to volunteering as a dental assistant at Tacachale Developmental Disability Center in Gainesville, to being an integral part of the Florida Department of Health’s We Care Clinic at Santa Fe College where he helps run the free dental clinic, including set up, break down, training student dentists and assisting with dental procedures for the county’s uninsured residents.

Contact Dr. Smallwood

Bryan Smallwood

Bryan Smallwood

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6700